‘Smart Talk’ on pay raise

Alison Hawkes summary of Chief Justice Cappy’s defense of the judicial pay raise:

“He said judges needed a pay hike because salaries were slipping compared to other states, although a Commonwealth Foundation study showed them 20 percent above the national average. “

“He said his meetings with legislative leaders were not secret but were in offices where the press was not allowed.

At one point, Cappy called an angry public “a special interest group.”