Gov wants to dial down union rhetoric – Muni health reaction roundup – Bill Maher preview – Marathon Gov. Council hearing grills Lenk

SIMMER!: Gov. Patrick urges unions to "dial down the rhetoric" in the wake of the House’s vote to restrict some municipal union bargaining rights. AP | WBUR | Globe

FALLOUT: Here’s your municipal health bargaining vote reaction roundup of local stories:
-Unions:
Unions blast House vote curbing health-care bargaining power – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
– Lawmakers:
Lawmakers tout health insurance vote as municipal job saver » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com
State Rep. Winslow: Proposed Municipal Health Plan Reform Could Save Towns Money – Wrentham, MA Patch: wrentham.patch.com
Kirk, others hail House OK on insurance change » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA : www.gloucestertimes.com
Ehrlich, Hill buck majority on health care bargaining » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA : www.salemnews.com
– Local governments:
Mayor Curtatone pushes for health care reforms to limit labor’s power – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
State health insurance policy saves Saugus $1M – Lynn Item: itemlive.com
Melrose’s Mayor Dolan: No changes to city health insurance – Melrose, Massachusetts – Melrose Free Press: www.wickedlocal.com

REASON TO LEAVE: Tomorrow night’s Real Time with Bill Maher features Gov. Deval Patrick, conservative bomb-tosser Andrew Breitbart and part-time Provincetown resident (and film director) John Waters – unfortunately not all at the same time.

Also on the teevee, Stephen Colbert tweaks Romney’s "peacetime" gaffe. Boston.com’s Glen Johnson watches basic cable so you don’t have to.

MITT MONITOR:
Colbert weighs in on Romney ‘peacetime’ comment – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

SIMMER:
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick: ‘Dial down rhetoric’ on municipal unions collective bargaining fight | AP
Patrick Wants Muni-Health Rhetoric Toned Down As Unions Seethe | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Patrick defends bill curbing union rights – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

BUDGET:
House puts $1.4M back in budget for mental-health services – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
Sannicandro to blog during House budget debate – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News: www.milforddailynews.com

COURTS:
Governor’s Council votes to confirm John Gay as clerk magistrate of Springfield District Court | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Massachusetts Governors Council grills court pick on same-sex issue – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:
Senate President Therese Murray mulls $38M plan to aid homeless – BostonHerald.com: bh.heraldinteractive.com
Senate President Therese Murray eyes state waste – BostonHerald.com: www.google.com
New bill revives seat-belt debate – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com
Rep. Joseph Wagner briefs business leaders from Western Massachusetts on propects for casinos | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

REDISTRICTING:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Brown backs a minority House district: www.telegram.com
Brown: Legislature should create majority-minority district in Boston – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com
Sen. Scott Brown backs city super minority district – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com

STATE NEWS:
New Mass. law seeks to promote financial literacy – AP: feedproxy.google.com
State denies request for Perry probe report | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
DA Michael O’Keefe denies link to gambling probe | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Bay State metros report construction gains | Boston Business Journal: www.bizjournals.com

CITY HALL:
Time to re-precinct Boston? If so, time is of the essence | Dorchester Reporter: www.dotnews.com
For two Boston city councillors, sexual assault issue is personal | Dorchester Reporter: www.dotnews.com

THE FEDS:
Brown: Trump should focus on ‘real problems’ like jobs, economy – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
Brown: U.S. regulations hurt job creation » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com
Brown calls for government to be more business-friendly – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
Markey Urges Obama To Tap Oil Reserves | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Tsongas talks with local farmers at Sudbury roundtable – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

TIN FOIL HELMETS:
Local people think Obama’s birth certificate is fake – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News: www.milforddailynews.com

BUSINESS:
Evergreen Solar panel shipments plummet, cash dwindles post-Devens closure – Mass High Tech Business News: www.masshightech.com

EDUCATION:
State to use Lowell as model for evaluating teachers on MCAS? – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Mayor Domenic Sarno says budget decisions will move Springfield forward | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

AWESOME:
Jury acquits man of stealing 99-cent hot dog | AP: www.masslive.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS/OPINION:
Red Mass Group:: "Don’t ever talk to me again!" Union boss meltdown in MA : www.redmassgroup.com
Newton mayor tweets approval for controversial union-backed plan – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
The mayor of mayhem – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
The Download: Lantigua lets down Lawrence: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Blue Mass Group | Scott Brown digs in his Tea Party heels at Kennedy Memorial: feedproxy.google.com
Was Warren Tweet a sign that hes running for U.S. Senate? | Mass Politics Blog: blogs.wickedlocal.com
Scott Brown on redistricting – Less Is More blog – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

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RI House speaker: Gay marriage will happen, just not this year | AP


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