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.
A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.
Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.
Effective immediately, anyone visiting a new mother or child at the Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center must be 14 or older
The city of Northampton has officially opened discussion on an ordinance banning plastic bags and styrofoam