Big Dig Patronage

Number 17174
Subject Developers
Source Boston Herald
State MA
Year 2000
Publication Date Aug. 1-2
Summary " The Central Artery project in Boston, the nation's most expensive public works project, was used as a dumping ground for politician's friends and relatives, many of whom were virtual no-show employees. The administration hid the patronage system by 'assigning' the politically connected hires to the payrolls of private Big Dig contractors, who then billed the state for the cost of their salaries."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 12
Keywords FOIA;surveillance;community outreach;public works;roads;government contracts;private contractors;nepotism
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