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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Governor Charlie Baker Misleads on State Charter Data

Massachusetts governor, Charlie Baker, is pumping hard for his hedge fund buddies to get the charter cap lifted in MA, and he doesn't care if he has to create his own facts to get it done.  Latest evidence: he misstated information from the state auditor's report so badly that the Auditor's Office released a statement this week to clarify the situation for taxpayers.  Here is clip:
It had been my hope that this audit would serve as a tool to provide meaningful, unbiased, and complete data so that when this debate next took place, policymakers and the public would have access to more facts. I have long believed in, and as State Auditor am committed to, the notion that better information makes for better public policy. However, the lack of complete data when conducting this audit made it impossible to provide the tool my office sought to develop. When incomplete information is presented as fact, as is the case by this campaign, policymakers are not afforded the ability to make unbiased decisions and the public is misled. The education of our children is too important to base these important decisions on misleading information.

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