MassFiscal Statement on Climate Katie Resignation

BOSTON – On Wednesday, Governor Charlie Baker announced Kathleen Theoharides, the Secretary of the Mass Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs will step down on May 6.  

“We look forward to helping or holding accountable the next person who fills this position, as we did Climate Katie. MassFiscal served as a watchdog over Climate Katie’s tenure and held her accountable every step of the way. MassFiscal made public Climate Katie’s undersecretary for climate change, David Ismay, and his comments at a Vermont climate conference which later led to his resignation. MassFiscal highlighted Climate Katie’s taxpayer funded junket to Scotland in the name of climate change. Perhaps MassFiscal’s greatest recent accomplishment was to be the leader in the fight against Climate Katie’s failed TCI gas tax scheme, the voice against her administration’s best efforts to ‘break our will’ and ‘turn the screws’ on ordinary Massachusetts people,” stated Paul Diego Craney, spokesperson for Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.

“It is our hope the Baker Administration’s next EEA Secretary will spend the next eight months doing everything they can to bring economic relief to middle class Massachusetts and our state’s small business owners. That should be only priority over the next few months,” concluded Craney.

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