Jan. 18, 2011

TOP FIVE:
Herald: Speaker plots probation fix
AP:Mass. gov., lawmakers to agree on revenue estimate
MassLive.com/Republican: Gov. Deval Patrick joins Springfield celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Gloucester Times:Frank taking fishing fight to national arena
MassLive.com/Republican: Gov. Deval Patrick says he’s open to compromise on casinos ‘within some parameters’

STATE HEADLINES:
Herald: Evergreen’s flight riles top officials
WBJ:CSX Project Rolls Along
AP: Mass. law loopholes open door to food-stamp fraud
MetroWest: State moving toward electronic tax forms
AP:Out-of-state care for youth under scrutiny
AP:Remaining top Mass. officials being inaugurated
AP:Hearings To Focus On Mass. Foreclosure Regulations
Worcester T&G:DCR seeking public input on state forests
Globe:Activism through service

LEGISLATURE:
AP: Plan to offer tax credits to Mass. video game cos.
Worcester T&G:Legislators to attend forum on casinos
Lowell Sun: Legislative Republicans pulling back on some promises
Fitchburg S&E: Rep sparks fireworks debate
BHRC: State senators paid more than $74G in per diems in 2010

TAXES/REVENUE/BUDGET:
MassLive.com/Republican: Gov. Deval Patrick to unveil budget cuts to cities and towns in Western Massachusetts
AP:Lawmaker considers bill to offer tax credits to video game makers

MLK DAY:
Gloucester Times:King’s message is tough to comprehend for today’s youth
MetroWest: MLK breakfast speaker says health care part of his dream

THE FEDS:
Herald: Brown bucks ‘itty-bitty letter’
Patch: Frank: Time Has Come for ‘Significant Reduction’ in Military Reach
Globe:Some in Congress look at incentives in disability benefit

EDUCATION:
AP:Teachers union chief wont attend summit
Globe:Teacher salary system decried
WBUR:BTU President Responds To Criticism Of Teacher Salaries
Globe:BU cancels semester in Niger

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Patch: Rep. George Ross Has Big Plans for Attleboro
E-Trib: Town officials seek meeting with new reps
Cape Cod Times: Cape, Vineyard craft new turbine rules
Sun-Chron:Norton voters to decide on tax break for business
Worcester T&G:Selectmen: Don’t give illegal aliens tuitions
Worcester T&G:3 city officials’ bills run past due
MetroWest: Forum on Jan. 26 will explore transportation in MetroWest
MassLive.com/Republican: Merger of emergency dispatch services would cost Monson, Palmer and Hampden more money, study says
Lowell Sun: Brown aide to discuss flooding

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
RMG:Freshman Representative Rich Bastien wants to legalize fireworks
Lone Republican: Reforming Bacon Hill
RMG:To ensure electoral integrity, a video record should be created and preserved
Katy on the Campaign Trail: Rasmussen predicts GOP dark horse
BMG:Rubin to Republicans: You Can Do Better!
RMG:MASS GOP Candidate Training

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
VT Brattleboro Reformer:State to get $3.1M in lead paint funding
ME Portland Press Herald: Stephen Colbert notes LePage remarks
ME Portland Press Herald: Maine legislators sweet on whoopie pies
ME Portland Press Herald: State House Notebook: If Marden’s is open, Maine is open
NH Concord Monitor: GOP vote barometer of party
RI Projo: Getting a look at lawmakers’ income

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