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Braking on UMass-Meehan Spending

By Joyce Ferriabough BollingMay 23, 2019

Thank God someone is reining in the University of Massachusetts and its president Marty Meehan’s out-of control spending that balances the books on the backs of those who can least afford it. Money’s tight, yet he can always find the funds to create positions that pay $100,000 and $200,000 at a whack.

Kudos to Rep. Tackey Chan (D-Quincy), who fired the first volley when the House debated UMass’s budget on the need for greater cost control. He suggested in an amendment to the budget that 10% be cut from those high-priced administrators for a savings of about $5 million, which could go to supporting the institutes that are on the brink of being gutted.

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