Political Headlines - October 8, 2013

  • Furlough pay would negate shutdown savings: The move to grant furloughed workers back pay highlights another peculiarity of the shutdown: sending all those workers home does not save money. Noah Bierman reports from Washington.
  • Patrick supports Westfield State freeze: Governor Patrick said there are "very, very serious concerns" about the spending of the university's president, Evan Dobelle. Investigative reporters Scott Allen and Andrea Estes detail.
  • Walsh plan would aid schools: The Boston mayoral candidate promotes a proposal to ensure continued success for students. Political reporter Joshua Miller explains.