Gambling’s back, so back – Lenk confirmed for SJC – Worcester 6th coming to a head – What to do with unexpected revenues?

GAMBLING: Expanded gaming is officially back in fashion. Yesterday’s gambling hearing was long (MetroWest), familiar (MassLive) and uhh (WWLP), long (T&G). The A.G. says the law will need to be cleared up if we end up with casinos (T&G). A Wampanoag leaders says he doesn’t need a gambling bill anyway (BBJ).

BIG MONEY, NO WHAMMIES: What do you do when you find money you didn’t know you had in your pockets? How about $580 million? The BBJ takes a look at what to do with unexpected state revenues. The righty bloggers have their own ideas.

THE LONGEST RACE: The T&G has two stories on the candidates in the Worcester 6th.

SJC: After a close Governor’s Council vote featuring some vocal dissenters, Barbara Lenk is headed to the SJC. (AP)

TWASTING TWIME: Check out the suggestions the Twitterati came up with for why Mayor Setti Warren needs to rent a venue and won’t say why.

Gambling supporters, opponents revise casino debate on Beacon Hill – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:
Wampanoag chairman: tribe could skirt gambling law | Boston Business Journal:
Advocates, opponents clash at Massachusetts casinos hearing on Beacon Hill |
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Gambling back in the Statehouse spotlight:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Coakley: The law will need a hand to deal with casinos:
WMass makes case for casino development |
Casino supporters regret revenue loss |
Ross: Protect track’s simulcasts – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:

The state finds $580M. What now? | Boston Business Journal:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Durant: No tea party fundraising:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Firefighters union endorses Alicea in 6th District:

MBTA Ridership Up By 5 Percent | AP:
Coakley speaks on foreclosures and immigration » Local News », Salem, MA :
Patrick tours construction career day in Hopkinton – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:
Greater Boston:

High court nominee Lenk confirmed -AP:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Divisive wind turbine plans OK’d:

Local authorities praise bin Laden photo decision – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:

Chairman of Needham tax assessors arrested for tax evasion | AP:
Cuts leave local cities scrambling » Local News », Salem, MA :
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – City Council puts hold on CSX, National Grid projects:

Romney Has Big Lead In N.H. GOP Poll | WBUR:

DiMasi Corruption Trial Set For Opening Statements | WBUR:

Delegation: Don’t cut community services – Political Intelligence –
Brown admits he was fooled by fake pictures of bin Laden body – Political Intelligence –
Keating set to host veterans fair Saturday |

The Pulse: One nursing strike is averted
Revenues are up, is there still a need to raise taxes? – Less Is More blog –
Red Mass Group:: Found Money(?) :
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N.H. Senate nixes bullying law changes – Brattleboro Reformer:
NH Pension bill headed to negotiation | Concord Monitor:
R.I. House minority leader not easy to pigeon-hole | Politics | | The Providence Journal :
ME LePage taps Emery to tackle reforms | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram :
ME Bill would set bidding process for new casinos | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram :
ME House OKs sweeping anti-abortion bill | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram :