Officials seek action on abuse of unemployment
State responds with vow to review municipal cases
Twenty four officials in several municipalities signed on to a letter authored by Lynnfield Town Administrator Bill Gustus and sent to Governor Deval Patrick last week seeking help closing what they see as loopholes in the state’s unemployment compensation laws, specifically relating to municipal employees and costing towns and cities dearly. In the region West of Boston, co-signers of the letter included officials from Lexington, Wellesley, Medway and Lincoln. State officials promised quick action in dealing with the situation.