Friday, May 24, 2013 at 07:59AM
- 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.
- Gabriel Gomez reports 6 years of income to be $10.1 million: The former US Navy Seal who turned to private equity investing released his tax returns yesterday, and has been pushing his opponent, Democratic Congressman Edward Markey, to do the same. Stephanie Ebbert and Beth Healy report.
- Longevity a liability for Ed Markey?: Columnist Yvonne Abraham questions whether the fact that Markey has been around for so long is his biggest weakness.
- 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.
- A rainy day fund doesn't work if it's always raining: Federal disaster relief has long been directed at covering damage that has already occurred, rather than driving future behavior, and national security columnist Juliette Kayyem pushes for the need for reform.