Jan. 27, 2011

TOP FIVE:
Worcester T&G:Patrick plan will cut spending by $570M
WBUR:Patrick Proposes Cutting Funding To Emergency Shelters For Homeless Families
Globe:Duffly is narrowly approved for SJC
Phoenix: A DeLeo Shake-Up Coming? – Talking Politics
AP:Lawmaker treated after State House fall

BUDGET:
Globe:Steep cuts in Patricks budget plan
WBUR:Expert: Gov. Patricks $1B Health Care Savings Not Feasible
Herald: Gov Deval Patrick’s ‘painful choices’
AP:Gov. Patrick budget would close 2 Mass. prisons

HEALTH CARE:
VIDEO | GB: Can "global payments" fix health care costs?

LEGISLATURE:
Masslive: Palmer Rep. Todd Smola brings legislative focus back to MCAS, Common Core with new bill
Worcester T&G:Lawmakers to talk about casino gaming at forum in Warren
AP:Special election to fill Koutoujian’s seat set

COURTS:
Worcester T&G:Judge needs more time to decide election dispute
Herald: Lawyer: Sal DiMasi bracing for ‘difficult fight’
Globe:Judge refuses to toss charge in DiMasi case

COAKLEY:
AP:Coakley opposes Patrick on drug-free zone
Globe:AG forms units to tackle public corruption, financial fraud

THE FEDS:
WBUR:Mass. Lawmakers React To State Of The Union Address

BIOTECH:
AP: Robert DeLeo snowed out of biotech talk
Cape Cod Times: Fall River, UMass finalize biotech deal

EDUCATION:
DotNews:Chang-Diaz puts the focus on upgrading graduation rates | Dorchester Reporter
AP: Report: Massachusetts faulted on Latino student education

MISC & STATE NEWS:
Phoenix: Strange bedfellows: The right and left team up on criminal-justice reform – News Features – Boston Phoenix
Globe:Probations deputy commissioner resigns
Globe:State auditor cuts 31 workers

LOCAL NEWS:
DotNews: At forum, District 7 hopefuls talk about Turner, and their priorities | Dorchester Reporter
Cape Cod Times: Harwich courts Cape Wind

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
ME Portland Press Herald: Advocates urge facts over welfare anecdotes
ME Portland Press Herald: States rising pension debt a threat to other programs
ME Portland Press Herald: LePage focuses talk on cutting regulation
VT Brattleboro Reformer:Experts mull clean energy
NH Concord Monitor: Senator: Raise retirement age of safety workers
CT Courant: State Tax Exemptions In The Cross Hairs

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