BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate will likely spend several days considering a $34 billion state budget proposal. Debate is scheduled to begin Wednesday. University of Massachusetts officials say the Senate version doesn't include enough funding to allow the school to freeze tuition and fees as it had hoped to do.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says his department and Mayor Thomas Menino's office will conduct two separate investigations into the Boston Marathon bombings response. Davis says the aim of the reviews is to learn from the experience. He expects them to take a few months.
BOSTON (AP) - A Republican lawmaker is pushing for a law allowing Massachusetts to recoup public benefits given to anyone later convicted of using a weapon of mass destruction. Gloucester state Sen. Bruce Tarr is offering the proposal. The returned money would go to benefit victims of the attack.
MILTON, Mass. (AP) - The overseer of a fund set up to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings will deliver the commencement address at Curry College today. Kenneth Feinberg is administrator of The One Fund Boston. He previously headed the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund and similar funds related to the BP spill, and the Virginia Tech Massacre.
SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) - A Cape Cod Episcopal priest has been suspended for allegedly plagiarizing more than a dozen sermons from the book "Dynamic Preaching." The Rev. John McGinn of St. John's Episcopal Church in Sandwich is accused of copying as many as 15 sermons from the book. The 65-year-old McGinn didn't comment on the allegations.
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