Jan.19, 2011

TOP FIVE:
Globe:Patrick proposal would reshape public pensions
Worcester T&G:State tax revenues recovering, but loss of stimulus funds will hurt
WBUR:Patrick Administration Defends Evergreen Aid, Seeks To Recoup $13M
MetroWest: DeNucci: Commuter rail contractor double billed for labor – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News
BBJ:Mass. employers wary of health care costs

PENSION:
Gov to retire double dipping
Worcester T&G:Gov. lays out changes for pension plan
Patriot Ledger: Patrick unveils new round of pension crackdowns – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger

REVENUE:
Lowell Sun: Budget builders agree on $20.5B
MassLive.com/Republican: Mass. budget builders agree on $20.5B in revenues

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT:

Patriot Ledger: Cape Wind could begin construction this year
Evergreen Solar eclipse
How it all happened
Speaker DeLeo Demands Answers from Governor Patrick about Evergreen Solar Layoffs « Let’s Get Political

PROBATION:
WBUR:Top Mass. Probation Official Steps Down
Globe:Key figure resigns in probation scandal

TRANSPORTATION:
WBUR:Mass. DOT Official: Highway Conditions Significantly Better On Wednesday
Globe:T payments to contractor challenged

LEGISLATURE:
Sun-Chron:New lawmakers get seats on Hill
Tewksbury lawmaker to address environmental issues

MISC.:
Globe:Endangered Dems sound alarms about redistricting
Globe:02 ruling an emblem for SJC pick
Sen. John Kerry mourns death of Sargent Shriver at age 95
Globe:Top Mass. officials to be sworn in to new terms

LOCAL:
Mayor Tom Menino takes aim at gun crime in Boston
Ex-mayoral aide John Forbes walks
MassLive.com/Republican: Chicopee Mayor Michael Bissonnette among 90 Amtrak passengers uninjured in Connecticut accident
WL:Foxborough dams on state ‘unsafe’ list actually already fixed – Foxborough, MA – Wicked Local Foxborough
Lowell Sun: Lowell building inspector indicted

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Concord Monitor: Bill: Protect N.H.-made guns
Portland Press Herald: NAACP accuses Maine Gov. LePage of fabricating details of invitation
Concord Monitor: Privatizing among prison ideas
Portland Press Herald: Maine AG asks to join health care challenge
Tolls: Connecticut’s Route Out Of Transportation Fund Shortage?
U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman Won’t Run For Re-Election, Political Insiders And An Aide Say

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
BMG:Sen. Brown vs. Earth
BMG:Boston Foundation fogs up ed debate
RMG:Q: When is $3M "most of" $29M? A: In Deval’s world.
Golden Globes, Conservatives, Giffords
CW:The Download: The Speakah speaks
RMG:Alicea vs. Durant has started.
G lobe: Massachusetts voters cut the alcohol tax to compete with New Hampshire. Is the fireworks ban next? – The Angle – Boston.com

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