Feb. 23, 2011

TOP FIVE:
CW Download: Devals Centralization Strategy
Protestors expected at hearing on Mass Health cuts – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News
UMass president Jack Wilson tells Massachusetts legislators Deval Patrick’s budget leaves university $54.5 million short | masslive.com
Lawyers rally to fund legal aid for poor – Lowell Sun Online
Telegram: Fernandes: Casino bill passage likely within 18 months

STATE NEWS:
Theres a new sheriff in town – BostonHerald.com
Genzyme gives back $6m in tax credits – CommonWealth Magazine
Wind energy leasing plan under fire by Mass. lawmakers | CapeCodOnline.com
Mental health treatment in ‘crisis’ | CapeCodOnline.com

LABOR:
Union Protesters Clash At Beacon Hill Rally | WBUR
A tale of two labor relations | Boston Business Journal
Patrick reaches out to unions – The Boston Globe
Wisc. debate resonates in Mass. – Lowell Sun Online

LEGISLATURE:
Flanagan hosts Ways and Means committees – Sentinel & Enterprise
90 days in prison — and a pension? – Lowell Sun Online

THE FEDS:
Sen. Brown Signs His Book In Boston | WBUR
VIDEO: Congressman William Keating says Internet spying a concern – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger
Redistricting will result in fewer student nominations to military academies – Sentinel & Enterprise
Kerry turn up heat against fishing regs | Boston Business Journal

TRANSPORTATION:
MBTA riders rail against axing of refund program – BostonHerald.com
Telegram: Public will get to air concerns about commuter rail

EDUCATION:
Patrick to talk at SSU graduation » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Patrick hacks away at political fatted calves – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com
Blue Mass. Group:: Cheap Dirty John E. Sununu Energy Math
Red Mass Group:: Fuzzy New Math at the Exec. Office of Education
Red Mass Group:: Massachusetts Goonions

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Senate pushes national popular vote measure – Brattleboro Reformer
R.I. union members rally at State House to oppose Wisconsin bill | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal
Mixed Martial Arts Wants State’s Sanction – Courant.com

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