March 9, 2011

TOP FIVE:
Deval Patrick’s bill to lower costs of municipal health insurance gets push | masslive.com
Coakley enters legal fray over US health care rule – The Boston Globe
Citizens for Limited Taxation target union ‘kickbacks,’ Haynes – Belmont, MA – Belmont Citizen-Herald
Rep. Jim McGovern, others protest president’s plan to cut heating aid – AP
Limited optimism over gambling proposal – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

OBAMA:
The Last Word – Obama hit with a Massachusetts one-two punch
Obama’s Remarks at TechBoston | Dorchester Reporter
Obama: Education Is The Best Economic Policy | WBUR

FUEL AID:
Kennedy rails at plan to cut fuel aid – The Boston Globe

HEALTH CARE:
Health proposal pitched in Boston – MassLive.com
Blue Cross board members agree to suspend their fees – – WickedLocal.com
Mayors warn of insurance cost threats – AP

LEGISLATURE:
MetroWest officials call for hearings on commuter rail problems – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News
Report: Murray to make biotech trade mission | Boston Business Journal

STATE NEWS:
Grossman launches statewide Unclaimed Property Partnership programs in state – Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 – Somerville Journal
State surfaces as top bidder for 843-acre parcel in Tolland | Boston Business Journal

2012:
Joe Kennedy wont challenge Scott Brown – BostonHerald.com
Warren and Obama discuss mayors potential Senate bid | Mass Politics Blog

PATRICK:
Patrick noted in Israel as part of ‘Kraft delegation’ – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

THE FEDS:
Tsongas vote on 1099-reporting legislation sends mixed message – Lowell Sun Online
Kerry urges confirmation of Higginbottom as deputy director of Office of Management and Budget – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com
Fishermen to departing Locke: ‘Good riddance’ | SouthCoastToday.com
Brown: No rush on Libyan no-fly zone – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Mayor pushes for school, city consolidations » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA
Chief probation officer arrested in Taunton, suspended – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Gazette

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Red Mass Group:: HEALTH INSURANCE—-Not "just pennies" any longer

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Vermont Yankee passes annual inspection – Brattleboro Reformer
Baldacci takes position at Defense Department | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
In budget address, R.I. Governor Chafee proposes new taxes | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal
Maine granted waiver from health reform rule | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

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