State Auditor Suzanne Bump was in Springfield Thursday, days after releasing her blockbuster report on the state’s welfare department. Speaking to the Republican newspaper, Bump disputed allegations by Governor Patrick that her work wasn’t accurate. Bump’s audit compared welfare rolls with Social Security data and represented a snapshot in time. It revealed widespread problems, involving several million in welfare benefits, including those being paid to more than a thousand dead people.
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UMass yesterday became the first major university to divest fossil fuel proceeds from its endowment.
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The idea is expected to be the focus of several more public meetings before it is brought to the full council for a vote.
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Town meeting members voted to send the measure back to the planning board for further study.