GOP calls for exit of state health and human services chief
Republican lawmakers said Thursday that Governor Deval Patrick’s health and human services secretary should resign because she did not act with enough urgency in responding to the tainted evidence scandal at a state drug lab. Representative Bradley H. Jones. Jr., the Republican leader from North Reading, was joined at a State House press conference by four other members of his leadership team in calling for Dr. JudyAnn Bigby’s ouster. The group also wrote a letter to Patrick today underscoring their demand that Patrick replace Bigby to regain public trust in the agency, which was responsible for oversight of the drug lab.