Feb. 1, 2011

TOP FIVE:
Gloucester Times:Governor takes fishing case to the top
Fitchburg S&E: Reps expect real change in 2011 session
Lowell Sun: Many communities already running snow-removal deficits
Enterprise: Stipends boost state lawmakers salaries – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise
Worcester T&G:Brown steadfast on national priorities set during campaign

SJC:
AP:SJC Justice Cowin announces retirement
Globe:For Patrick, another SJC opening
AP:SJC Chief Ireland to boost justice lobbying effort

GAMBLING:
MassLive.com/Republican: House Speaker Robert DeLeo puts Massachusetts casinos debate focus back on tracks
Globe:DeLeo puts slot parlor talks back on the table

SNOW, ENDLESS MOUNTAINS OF SNOW:
Worcester T&G:Snow budget plowed under
E-Trib: Lantigua bags truckers dumping snow into Merrimack River

COMMITTEES:
WL:Rep. Costello to chair Financial Services Committee – Amesbury, MA – Amesbury News
MetroWest: Linsky continues as Post Audit Committee chairman
MetroWest: State Rep. Dykema lands spots on health care committees
Gloucester Times:Ferrante lands House Ways and Means seat
WL:DiDomenico named chair of committee on Community Development and Small Business – Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 – Somerville Journal
WL:Rep. Vallee loses majority leader post – Medway, MA – Wicked Local Medway

SCOTT BROWN:
Worcester T&G:Brown revs his engine
WBUR:Brown Outlines Bills To Boost Hiring
AP:Brown targets health care tax provisions
Herald: Scott Brown brushes off bulging war chest

FISHERIES:
AP:Mass. Gov. asks Obama to intervene in fish dispute

LEGISLATURE:
AP: Mass. GOP senators carrying heavier work loads – Boston.com
WBUR:New Leadership Team Begins Budget Work On Beacon Hill
Cape Cod Times: Gonsalves: Legislator unveils novel public concept

STATE NEWS:
Lowell Sun: Political expenses reveal tough duel
BBJ:3 Mass. counties see employment declines
AP:Mass. homeowners face abatement deadline
Globe: Cotney will permanently head Division of Banks

THE MITT MONITOR:
Globe: All Romney, all day – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com
Globe: Romney rips Obama in new paperback – The Boston Globe

MISC.:
WBUR:Boston Herald Slashes Pages To Save Money
DotNews: Chuck D to talk "Race, Rap and Reality" at UMass-Boston
Patriot Ledger: Its caucus season on the South Shore

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
RMG:Capuano tells State House News a Whopper about his Campaign Finances
RMG:Senator Mike Rush (D-Ithaca) and why he deserves our support
RMG:Should We Ban Technology Access During Gov’t Meetings
Lowell Sun: Note to bloggers: You libel, you’re liable

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
ME Portland Press Herald: Lawmaker wants to allow amputees switchblades
CT Courant: 6th Senate District Race Gets Hotter
NH Concord Monitor: Transit authority faces derailment
NH Globe:Hard turn right worries GOP moderates in N.H.

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