The governor has dismissed every member of the Department of Transportation board.
If any of them want their unpaid jobs back, they'll need to reapply for membership in a new, bigger board that will include the DOT chief as an ex officio member. Lawmakers approved the board shake-up last month as the legislative session ended.
Of course there are politics at work here — some outspoken board members figure they won't be appointed to the new body.
The Boston Globe has all the details on the shakeup, including why some say a big new commuter rail contract is essentially rigged to go to a crony of DOT leadership. [Subscription may be required to read link.]