Feb. 7, 2011

TOP FIVE:
Globe:Grossman taps donors with state business
Fox Undercover: E-mails show Patrick personally involved with crafting message
MetroWest: Restaurants seek their own tax holiday
Stateline: Food stamp rolls reach historic levels
Globe: Parole records under Romney, Patrick similar – The Boston Globe

LEGISLATURE:
AP:Mass. human service groups step up lobbying push
Globe: Bill would force Beacon Hill to take notice of gamblings impact – The Boston Globe
Salem News: Local bills range from plastic bags to animal abusers
95.9 WATD – Massachusetts: Bill seeks to fix state ‘harmful material’ law

BUDGET/TAXES:
AP:Vying to stay on the budget
Globe:Seniors overwhelmed by taxes could get help from neighbors

GOP:
Daily News: State Republicans eye 2012
Globe:State GOP talks strategy, with Brown as inspiration

HEALTH CARE:
Globe: More get waivers of health insurance – The Boston Globe
Cape Cod Times: Cape Cod Healthcare teams up with former rival

EDUCATION:
Globe: Rise of the charter schools – The Boston Globe

SJC:
Globe: Patrick will leave his mark on states high court – The Boston Globe

REDISTRICTING:
Gloucester Times:Tarr gets role in mapping districts » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

MISC.:
Buffalo News: Massachusetts offers less-taxing lifestyle
AP:Hearings to be held on new Mass. bullying law
Globe: Rethinking party lines – The Boston Globe

LOCAL NEWS:
E-Trib: State orders city to release documents
Herald: Tito Jackson’s banking big bucks

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Keller @ Large: MBTA GM Discusses Recent Issues
Globe:Kerry optimistic on prospects of peace in Egypt
Lone Republican: Part-time legislators way to go
RMG:In Durant Race, Beware the Unenrolled RINO Hunters

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
CT Courant: PlateGate Turns Diplomacy To Anger
NH Concord Monitor: Bill would protect oil pre-buy deals
VT AP:N.H. power project: Should the lines be buried?
RI Projo: Political Scene: Bumps on road to Chafee’s reform of Regents

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