Patricia Saint Aubin’s press team sent out the following release. Norfolk, MA – Pledging to ensure that her office is a truly independent watchdog for state taxpayers, Patricia Saint Aubin announced her candidacy for Massachusetts State Auditor as a Republican today. Saint Aubin, who resides in Norfolk with her husband Ralph Greggs, has extensive private sector experience in the financial,…Read More »
Yesterday, Suzanne Bump, the Auditor of the Commonwealth, talked for over a half hour to Tom Duggan, the editor of the Valley Patriot. Duggan has a weekly radio show on WCAP in Lowell, called Paying Attention. During the interview, Bump vigorously defended her audit of the Department of Transitional Assistance against the onslaught of Governor Patrick. Duggan has provided a…Read More »
Another unreported fact in the whole Tim Murray, Mike McLaughlin, John Zimini affair is that for a long period of time after getting his new job at MassHousing, Zimini was very secretive with his constituents in Dracut. As the Boston Globe has reported a few years ago Tim Murray, at Mike McLaughlin’s request got his friend John Zimini a job…Read More »
If you’ve been following the Tim Murray, Mike McLaughlin story you know that at the center of it, as far as the allegations of patronage go is John Zimini, Dracut Selectman. This weekend the Lowell Sun did an expose outlining that Murray allegedly helped John Zimini with getting a job, after Suzanne Bump wanted to fire him. What it …Read More »
It is front page news, but a lot of Globe readers will skip past today’s above-the-fold article titled “Review ordered of liquor agency.” Sounds like a yawner. If you missed it, give it a read. It is much more interesting than the title implies.
The article starts with some run-of-the-mill budgetary excess:
The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has…
With her recent aggressive moves to overhaul the auditor’s office, is Suzanne Bump proving her doubters wrong? That’s the question teed up here in “Face to Face,” CommonWealth magazine’s new video feature that is literally convening the conversation on important issues facing the state. Check out the discussion between Mike Lake, who vied with Bump in last fall’s Democratic primary,…Read More »