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 blast House vote curbing health-care bargaining power – Lowell Sun Online:
– Lawmakers:
Lawmakers tout health insurance vote as municipal job saver » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA :
State Rep. Winslow: Proposed Municipal Health Plan Reform Could Save Towns Money – Wrentham, MA Patch:
Kirk, others hail House OK on insurance change » Local News », Gloucester, MA :
Ehrlich, Hill buck majority on health care bargaining » Local News », Salem, MA :
– Local governments:
Mayor Curtatone pushes for health care reforms to limit labor’s power – –
State health insurance policy saves Saugus $1M – Lynn Item:
Melrose’s Mayor Dolan: No changes to city health insurance – Melrose, Massachusetts – Melrose Free Press:

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.’s Glen Johnson watches basic cable so you don’t have to.

Colbert weighs in on Romney ‘peacetime’ comment – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

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:
Patrick defends bill curbing union rights – The Boston Globe:

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

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

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

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

New Mass. law seeks to promote financial literacy – AP:
State denies request for Perry probe report |
DA Michael O’Keefe denies link to gambling probe |
Bay State metros report construction gains | Boston Business Journal:

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

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

Local people think Obama’s birth certificate is fake – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News:

Evergreen Solar panel shipments plummet, cash dwindles post-Devens closure – Mass High Tech Business News:

State to use Lowell as model for evaluating teachers on MCAS? – Lowell Sun Online:

Mayor Domenic Sarno says budget decisions will move Springfield forward |

Jury acquits man of stealing 99-cent hot dog | AP:

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

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

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