A state law that’s meant to discourage elected officials from steering themselves into desirable public jobs has a second purpose - to discourage the creation of overly cushy jobs to begin with. But the law isn’t working in Boston, where City Councilor Maureen Feeney appears to be arranging her own appointment to the lucrative post of city clerk. That would thwart a law intended to combat favoritism, not to encourage lame-duck politicians to slink out early on their constituents.
Editorial | Feeney’s sudden exit
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