November 24, 2014 - "Panel eyeing Beacon," by Gintautas Dumcius, SHNS
The legislator, Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman), called any consideration of pay raises "wrong" and pledged to block the potential raises during informal sessions through the end of the year. Any lawmaker can halt legislation from advancing during an informal session.
November 24, 2014 - "State salaries: Who’s earning more than the governor?" by Anthony Fay, WWLP
A state commission is considering whether to recommend a pay raise for the governor, members of the Legislature, and other high-ranking state officials. The idea is highly controversial, especially at a time when the state is looking to close a budget gap. Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) has already said he would work to block such an increase if it came before the Legislature.
November 24, 2014 - "Whitman Republican vows to fight state pay raises," by Gerry Tuoti, Brockton Enterprise
A Whitman lawmaker pledged last week to block the effort to give raises to constitutional officers and legislative leaders. Rep. Geoff Diehl said he will go to the informal session to keep the raises from happening, even though he is included under the proposal.