* Why were thousands of unprocessed out-of-state driving violations left sitting unopened in mail bins at your office?
* Were any of your superiors aware this was going on?
* How did you get your job considering you had no experience at the registry?
* Did you have fun on your recent
* How is your
So many questions. So few answers.
We were hoping to get some clues at a legislative hearing on Monday, but the Baker administration apparently decided it wouldn't be such a good idea to have Bowes and other officials publicly grilled by lawmakers.
The administration essentially thumbed its nose at the Legislature, refusing to compel key witnesses like Bowes and ousted Registrar
The only officials who did show up for the hearing were Transportation Secretary
This did not please House Speaker
That's strong language for DeLeo, indicating the Legislature may be serious in its threats to use its subpoena powers to get the administration to comply and force witnesses to the table.
The public -- as well as the Legislature -- deserves more than this. The registry scandal is the most serious breach of government in years, resulting possibly in the deaths of seven motorcyclists killed in a crash with a
Bowes, as the Herald first reported, is a
The registry -- more specifically the Merit Rating Board run by Bowes -- should have revoked the trucker's commercial driving license due to a recent OUI bust in
The fact that these seven deaths could have been prevented is reason enough for the Legislature to demand more answers than the ones they've been given so far by Pollack and Baker.
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