Dec. 30, 2010

TOP FIVE:
WL:Massachustts lawmakers poised to renew the casino battle in 2011
Cape Cod Times: State to slash carbon emissions
BBJ:Culver leaving MassDevelopment
Lowell Sun: Bill would protect children in sex-trade industry
Herald: Activists stunned by ouster of veterans’ services boss

LEGISLATURE:
Republican:Agencies and consumers seek continued state aid
Falzone reflects back on 10 years in office
Globe: Donald Wong poised to become one of first Asian-Americans in Mass. Legislature – The Boston Globe

STORM:
Herald: Supreme Judicial Court homes: slippery slope – BostonHerald.com
Globe:Lawmakers seek aid for Scituate

EMISSIONS:
Globe:State sets tougher limits on emissions
MHT:Bowles mandates max gas emission cuts; sees jobs creation
AP:Clean energy plan detailed

MASS DEV:
Globe: Patrick forces out MassDevelopment head – The Boston Globe
MassDevelopment czar steps down
Banker & Tradesman:Culver To Leave MassDevelopment After Seven Years As President, CEO

STATE HEADLINES:
AP:Texting trolley driver admits guilt in Mass. crash
Worcester T&G:State covers roof repairs
Globe:No easy fix found for bullying

COURTS AND JUDICIAL:
AP:Closing of about 12 district courts on hold
AP:DA: We were never told of parole hearing
Dorchester Reporter: Wilkerson sentencing set for Jan. 6; new testimony aired
Worcester T&G:High-profile prosecutor to join Worcester DA Early’s office

LIFE SCIENCES:
MHT:Genzyme cuts lobbying expenses
MetroWest: Seven MetroWest companies part of state life science grant handout\

SHERIFFS:
Salem News: AG declines to act on ethics complaint filed against sheriff
Eagle:Bowler will be sworn in as sheriff on Wednesday

MISC.:
Sun-Chron:Is state most violent in region?
Noreaster? The Globe caves, follows the crowd | Dorchester Reporter
AP:College begins work on biomass plant
AP:Postal Service faces safety fines for Mass. center
Taunton Gaz.:State OKs full regionalization of Lakeville-Freetown schools

REGIONAL:
Brattleboro Reformer:Brattleboro quits energy program
Concord Monitor: GOP leaders seek State House gun ban repeal
Projo: Chafee to retain his spokesman
Gov.-Elect Malloy Names Sullivan To Lead State Tax Office

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