Quasi-state agencies — home to pay that tops $700,000 — are viewed as “shrouded in secrecy” with many still not sharing their payrolls with the comptroller’s office.
The Herald has just posted 16 of the quasi wages from the likes of Massport and the Convention Center Authority to pension and housing boards. But at least a dozen more remain in the dark.
“The Legislature should come down very hard and require some level of transparency,” said Greg Sullivan of the Pioneer Institute, a former state inspector general. “These agencies were created for a public purpose, but they consider themselves to be above the rest of the state.”
The top quasi-state is Massport, home to Logan International Airport and Boston’s massive port operation. Top pay there goes to the $403,581 director of aviation. But 644 earned $100,000 or more last year, payroll records show.
Massport has struggled, as have most airports,