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Ex-lawmaker scores both a state job, full pension check

Finneran said to help secure deal

BASSETT'S VIEW 'That's the way the statute is written,' he said when asked if he lobbied anyone in the Legislature for the provision. BASSETT'S VIEW
"That's the way the statute is written," he said when asked if he lobbied anyone in the Legislature for the provision.
By Sean P. Murphy
Globe Staff / April 12, 2009

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They were just 84 words of dense, technical language buried deep in a 556-page budget bill. But each "pursuant," "shall," and "provided" was pure gold for former state representative Timothy A. Bassett. (Full article: 1052 words)

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