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HEFA Pick Backs Off Large Salary

After fierce criticism, Governor Patrick's pick for a job on a state board says she'll forego some of her salary.

State Senator Marian Walsh will be paid $120,000 in her new job as assistant executive director of the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority (HEFA).

"$120,000 is still a lot of money but it is a significant difference what she and HEFA had agreed to at the beginning," Patrick says, "And I appreciate her leadership on that."

The salary had been $175,000.

Patrick has also commissioned an independent review of all salaries on state boards.

This program aired on March 25, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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