Today’s MASSterList is Ready

TOP FIVE:
Taunton Gaz.:PARTY LINES: O’Connell wins recount
Fitchburg S&E: Loss of seat in Congress threatens Merrimack Valley-based district
Worcester T&G:Unitil protesters argue for ‘muni bill’
E-Trib: New legislation also targets cyberbullying
Cape Cod Times: Unfunded mandates costly for Cape Cod towns

GOV. PATRICK:
Worcester T&G:Patrick talks about second term
Globe: For top Patrick aide, echoes of governors journey – The Boston Globe
Globe: Patrick shows signs of bolder leadership style – The Boston Globe

TAXES/BUDGET:
Republican:Liquor sales tax soon to run dry – MassLive.com
AP:Mass. lawmakers to hear FY2012 revenue predictions
Significant cuts feared for budget – BostonHerald.com

ELECTION FALLOUT:
Globe: Facebook fans not so merry over Bakers Xmas post – The Boston Globe

THE FEDS:
WBUR:Frank: Dodd-Frank Act Contains Most Important Consumer Protections In U.S. History
Banker & Tradesman:Dodd-Frank Puts Bank Compliance Officers In Spotlight
Herald:Tax plan to hit Mass. wallets
AP:Advocates to make last ‘DREAM Act’ pitch to Brown
Globe: Kerry pushes a late deal on ships – The Boston Globe

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:
Banker & Tradesman:MassHousing Makes Green A Year-Round Color
WL:Kerry: Cancun agreement will help global community respond to climate change – Belmont, MA – Belmont Citizen-Herald

BIO-TECH:
Worcester T&G:Mass. biotech leaders laud programs at colleges

TRANSPORTATION:
Worcester T&G:Trapped hawk treated, released in Grafton
Globe:MBTA system %uFB02aws result in commuter overcharges

HEALTH CARE:
Republican:Baystate Medical Center offers tour of $251 expansion project in Springfield

MISC. HEADLINES:
Monday morning briefing – BostonHerald.com
AP:Books about gay issues vandalized at Harvard
Globe:Spirited get-together thrown by Tea Partiers

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Herald:Mayor Menino ‘Back in action’
Worcester T&G:Holidays are tax-rate time in the city
E-Trib: Mass. school districts near completion of anti-bullying plans
Gloucester Times:Essex targets fnuds to bridge $62k budget gap
Worcester T&G:Two selectmen ousted

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