BOSTON (WWLP) — A couple of lawmakers have filed bills that could financially benefit them in their jobs outside the state Legislature.
West Springfield Representative Michael Finn has filed a bill that elevates court officers into a category where they can claim more years of service and boost their pensions. Representative Finn himself is a court officer on leave.
Lawmakers are allowed to file general legislation that could benefit them.
Rep. Finn told 22News, "I did the job for 15 years and you know when I was assaulted, and through the course of my job duties, I very quickly came to the realization that you know court officers do the exact same job as corrections officers and DOC."
According to a Boston Herald report,
Westport Representative Paul Schmid has also filed a bill that could financially reward him at his second job as a farmer.
Schmid's legislation gives a 50 percent person income tax credit to farmers that purchases water conservation equipment.
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