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ConsortiumInfo: Louis Gutierrez Resigns: Deja Vu on Beacon Hill

Oct 05, 2006, 12:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In (another) sad day in Massachusetts, State CIO Louis Gutierrez submitted his resignation today to the Romney administration. Like his predecessor, Peter Quinn, Louis is a man of principle. And, like Peter, he is taking the high road by using his resignation to inform the citizens of Massachusetts of a regrettable lapse on the part of their elected representatives. In his letter of resignation to State Secretary of Administration and Finance Thomas Trimarco, he states:

"IT innovation in Massachusetts state government ran out of steam in August, when the legislature closed its formal session without action on the IT and facilities bond. I am presiding over the dismantling of an IT investment program--over a decade in the evolution--that the legislative leadership appears unwilling to salvage at this time. I am therefore asking leave to relinquish my posts I have no remaining expectation of timely legislative action, and no continued appetite to watch the IT investment program lapse..."

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