Feb. 24, 2011

TOP FIVE:
Patrick on gambling sit-down: ‘It’ll happen when it happens’ – Belmont, MA – Belmont Citizen-Herald
Agency Sent Hundreds Of Workers On Trips – Boston News Story – WCVB Boston
The rise, fall and uncertain future of the Massachusetts film industry – Lifestyle Features – Boston Phoenix
Ex-Patrick aide now lobbyist for gambling firm – The Boston Globe
State sitting on big assets – BostonHerald.com

LEGISLATURE:
Tire Business – Right to Repair reintroduced in Massachusetts (Update)
Telegram: Boria takes out papers for 6th Worcester House seat

UNIONS:
WGBH: Rep. Stephen Lynch on the budget, unions and more
Unions may cede bargain power here | Boston Business Journal
Daily News: Proposed legislation would take unions out of some health care bargaining

STATE HEADLINES:
Massachusetts finally acknowledges Paul Barabani is new superintendent of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home | masslive.com
Teens to rally today in support of funding for jobs programs | SouthCoastToday.com

THE FEDS:
At Book Signing, Sexual Assault Victims Reach Out To Sen. Brown | WBUR
Scott Brown to come calling on Driscoll’s home turf » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA
Patrice Tierney reports to prison » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA
Lukey to head judicial selection committee | Boston Business Journal

DOMA:
AG Coakley On DOMA Decision: A Huge Step, Huge Victory | WBUR

TRANSPORTATION:
MBTA says it could use rebate money to improve service – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News
Rail commuters hear vows for better service – Lowell Sun Online

LOCAL HEADLINES:
REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Patrick hands one to Menino: Let city take Licensing Board | Dorchester Reporter

HEALTH CARE:
Patrick touts his health-care proposal at South Shore Hospital – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise

EDUCATION:
UMass hits endowment landmark with $506M – Lowell Sun Online
Mass. college endowments – Lowell Sun Online

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Red Mass Group:: Michael Capuano (Thug-MA) calls for union "bloody" violence
Blue Mass. Group:: Capuano off the mark with calls for "bloody" protests in WI [updated]
Red Mass Group:: Peter Durant Money Bomb
Rep. Keating on residency, Internet spying, redistricting & TSA – – WickedLocal.com
State Sen. Mike Rush’s father, James Rush, has died – – WickedLocal.com
Talking Politics: Bloody Capuano?
Brown critical of Obama’s decision to stop defending DOMA
Cantor heads to Harvard to outline economic vision – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Think tank says LePage should cut more jobs | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Chafee cutting states legal fees by 15 percent | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal
House: Get state out of carbon pact | Concord Monitor
N.H. House ends cap-and-trade program – Brattleboro Reformer

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