January 25, 2009

State House Speaker to step down!

From a news report filed at 6 pm today, the House Speaker...

... said in an interview this afternoon that he will resign from the Legislature on Tuesday, saying he is proud of his record and is leaving with his ''head high''...

... has endured public scrutiny because of influence-peddling allegations involving close his friends [sic], was sending a letter to his House colleagues tonight informing them of his decision.

Despite the swirl of ethics controversies, he insisted ... he is leaving with a clear conscience as he steps down ...

... denied that the ethics issues that have tarnished his public image are playing a role in his departure.

Of course, that's about Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi.

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Tags: politics, scandal, state legislatures
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