Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 07:59AM
- 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.
- Club for Growth deserves part of blame for shutdown: The ultrasconservative Club for Growth has played a role in seeing that uncompromising Republicans are elected to Congress, says columnist Farah Stockman.
- Shuttering parks, sites, and services is a scare tactic: Closed parks and gray-screen government websites are superficial elements of the shutdown, but some aspects of it reach much deeper. Columnist Tom Keane writes.
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