Mass. State Police Scandal, Senate President, West Brookfield, Rec Tax: The Short List

Mar 23, 2018

We kick off this week with a look at the latest scandal surrounding the Massachusetts State Police. An audit shows several troopers may received overtime pay for shifts they didn't actually work. And the head of the state police says she's turned the audit over to the state attorney general's office for a closer look. 

Meanwhile on Beacon Hill, Ashland Democrat Karen Spilka says she has enough votes to become Senate President. Harriette Chandler currently holds the position, and there's some question about exactly when a possible transition might take place. What does all of this mean to any hopes former Senate President Stan Rosenberg of Amherst had to retake the senate presidency? 

In West Brookfield, Massachusetts, it's been three weeks since a mother and three children were found dead. Authorities say they were the victims of homicide, but have said little else publicly about the case. And that isn't sitting well with some residents of this small community in the central part of the state. 

And we wrap up with a look at one Franklin County town, which is trying to implement a tax on outdoor recreational activities, like skiing or zip-lining. 

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