Political Headlines - May 23, 2013

  • Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray resigns: Once considered a front-runner for governor, a string of controversies tarnished Murray's political standing, and yesterday he abruptly announced his resignation, leaving the state without a lieutenant governor.
  • Mass. tries to retain $250 million for hospitals: The Mass. congressional delegation, after holding a rare emergency meeting Wednesday, launched what could be a final effort to preserve more than $250 million in bonus Medicare payments to the state's hospitals that critics call the "Bay State boondoggle." Tracy Jan reports.
  • Murray's ambition meets reality: Columnist Joan Vennochi writes about how Lt. Gov. Tim Murray will be known as the state official who crashed his car and his reputation on the highway of political ambition.