Jan. 26, 2011

TOP FIVE:
Worcester T&G:Patrick to detail cuts, priorities
WBUR:After One Year, Brown Surprises All But Himself
Globe:SJC nominee Duffly faces close vote today
Globe:At Dudley Square, Turner backers say hes guilty, but 3-year sentence harsh
Herald: Gov. Deval Patrick bid to combine Parole, Probation agencies rebuffed

BUDGET:
AP: Patrick kicking off annual Mass. budget dance
DHG: State colleges brace for governor’s budget proposal
Worcester T&G:Shortfall will bring more cuts

PAROLE/PROBATION:
Globe:Patrick pushes probation takeover

THE FEDS:

Cape Cod Times: Keating: Obama’s blueprint inspiring
Globe:Kerry signs on to gun legislation
Globe:Kerry, Brown strategize to keep regional military bases open
Globe:Frank lashes out at GOP efforts to cut federal spending to 2008 levels
Globe:Markey’s bill would ban BPA from bottles
Globe: Brown aims to link his book tour, campaign – The Boston Globe
Sun-Chron:Area lawmakers pair up for civility’s sake

JUDICIARY:
AP: Governor’s Council voting on Fernande Duffly
Globe:SJC rules against docking pay for damage
Enterprise: Nothing found at Brockton court after 2nd bomb scare in week
MassLive.com/Republican: Former Judge W. Michael Ryan found innocent of both charges in Northampton assault case

TURNER:
Dot News: Judge orders Turner to serve three years in prison
Globe:Turner sentenced to 3 years in prison

EDUCATION:
Worcester T&G:Exam woes go beyond a single test
WBUR:Patrick Fields Tough Questions From Third Graders
MassLive.com/Republican: Attorney General Martha Coakley to hold hearing on bullying legislation in Springfield

MISC.:
VIDEO | GB: Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian
Gloucester Times:North Shore legislators get more than $40K from lobbyists
Banker & Tradesman:MassDevelopment Bond Helps Keep 115 Affordable Housing Units At Boston’s Bowdoin Manor
MetroWest: Healthy aging report says seniors must be willing to seek help
Mother Nature gives state workers another free pass – BostonHerald.com
Globe:DiMasi, codefendants to seek dismissal of charges

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Globe: State aid may ease some of Belmont’s budget woes – Belmont – Your Town – Boston.com
WL:Patrick plan could force Newton into GIC – Newton, Massachusetts – Newton TAB
95.9 WATD – Plymouth County: Commissioner switches party affiliation

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
BMG:Perry getting no love from the base
CW:The Download: Chuck ‘n’ Sal
RMG:Is Karyn Polito angry?
BMG:Chief Justice Ireland on probation: a poorly-argued case
Landmark: Glodis: My six years as sheriff

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
CT Courant: Malloy To Offer No-Increase Budget
NH Concord Monitor: Bill to pare education draws ire
NH Concord Monitor: Bill bars utility shutoff
VT Brattleboro Reformer:Shumlin presents budget Slashes $83 million without raising taxes
ME Portland Press Herald: Business leaders praise plan to loosen Maine environmental rules
ME Portland Press Herald: Gov. LePage’s plan to extend Medicaid eligibility time attacked
ME Portland Press Herald: Maine Senate Democrats take issue with Philip Congdon’s nomination

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