BOSTON -- After three days at Massachusetts General Hospital where she was being treated for sepsis, Rep. Jennifer Benson was released on Thursday afternoon.

"Going home! So happy to be out, but am so grateful for the great care I received. Nurses rock! (Ok, docs do too;)," the Lunenburg Democrat Tweeted shortly after noon.

Benson effectively missed the three-day budget debate in the House, but her office said she was in communication with staff to express her priorities to House leaders.

-- STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE