Friday, June 18, 2010

Who's Working on Bunker Hill Day?

WBZ-TV's Jonathan Elias was one of several reporters roaming the halls of the State House yesterday to see which offices were open for business on Bunker Hill Day. Elias interviewed several legislators, including Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei and Assistant Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, whose offices were fully staffed to assist the public yesterday.

While Bunker Hill Day remains a legal holiday for government workers in Suffolk County, it may soon lose that status. A Republican Caucus-sponsored amendment passed by the Senate last month would strip June 17 of its legal holiday status, along with Evacuation Day, the state's other Suffolk County-only holiday, which falls on March 17. The amendment -- which could save taxpayers an estimated $5 million -- is still being reviewed by members of the budget conference committee, but Governor Patrick has gone on record as saying he would sign it if it reaches his desk.

Be sure to check out WBZ-TV's Bunker Hill Day report.