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State Auditor Defends Welfare Study in WMass Visit

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State Auditor Defends Welfare Study in WMass Visit

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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