State salaries: Who’s earning more than the governor?

by Anthony Fay, WWLP
Monday, November 24, 2014

A state commission is considering whether to recommend a pay raise for the governor, members of the Legislature, and other high-ranking state officials. The idea is highly controversial, especially at a time when the state is looking to close a budget gap. Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) has already said he would work to block such an increase if it came before the Legislature.

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Whitman Republican vows to fight state pay raises

by Gerry Tuoti, Brockton Enterprise
Monday, November 24, 2014

A Whitman lawmaker pledged last week to block the effort to give raises to constitutional officers and legislative leaders. Rep. Geoff Diehl said he will go to the informal session to keep the raises from happening, even though he is included under the proposal.

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Hacks take care of themselves

by Howie Carr, Boston Herald
Saturday, November 22, 2014

“I agree there are discrepancies,” said Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman), who is threatening to derail the heist by objecting to anything that occurs in these winter-solstice informal sessions. “But these are issues that should be dealt with openly, through the legislative process, not behind closed doors.”

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State rep. says he’ll block pay hike for legislators

by Gintautas Dumcius, SHNS
Friday, November 21, 2014

Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) pointed to a state budget shortfall – Gov. Deval Patrick this week slashed $198 million in spending using his unilateral powers – and called it “wrong” to consider pay raises while the governor proposes a cut to local aid to help close the gap.

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