Big legislative week begins – Gov’s Council draws attention – Flaherty jumps in – Marzilli a free man

CIRCULAR FIRING SQUAD: Attention is turning to the Governor’s Council (S&E) as a proposal to abolish the body begins consideration on Beacon Hill (Globe). MORE: Walker, Gloucester Times

FLAHERTY: Former Boston At-Large city councilor (and 2009 Menino opponent) Michael Flaherty is running for his old job (DotNews) and shaking up the council race. (Globe)

FREE MAN: Your old t-shirt is relevant again: Former Sen. Marzilli is out of prison after serving two months. (Sun)

Headline of the day: State to recheck elusive Allston odor – The Boston Globe: (Hint: it’s probably coming from the Model or the Sil’.)

HEALTH CARE:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – State lags in access to primary care: www.telegram.com

LEGISLATURE:
2 senators mum on health bargaining » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA : www.salemnews.com
Rep. Rosa: Tighten DCF laws – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com
Massachusetts lawmakers to hold hearing on tax bills | AP: www.masslive.com
Bill pushes for more state money for CPA – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
Keenan juggles two roles as councilor, senator – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com

PATRICK:
MA Gov. hoping to curb youth violence | AP: www.wwlp.com

STATE NEWS:
Probation chiefs wife, daughter hired after Cahill fund-raiser – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
State to begin work on fiber optic network – AP: feeds.boston.com
Monday morning briefing – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
New energy and environmental secretary keeping it local – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
New Middlesex sheriff aims to fix what’s wrong – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com

GOV’S COUNCIL:
Massachusetts Governors Council future in jeopardy – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Senate leaders push to scrap Gov’s Council – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com
Tarr, others push to KO Governor’s Council » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA : www.gloucestertimes.com
Once a check, now a joke – The Boston Globe: feeds..comboston

DiMASI:
Sal DiMasis pawn set to testify today – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Two from Melrose may testify in DiMasi trial – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com

BOSTON:
Flaherty jumps into at-large council race | Dorchester Reporter: www.dotnews.com
Flaherty to seek at-large council seat – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Menino to ask FCC for authority to set basic cable rates – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

2012/SCOTT BROWN:
Wayland rep says he may run against Brown – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
Brown win looms large as Dems take up redrawing of districts – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
Brown sees how a senator’s words carry special potency – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Keller @ Large: Scott Brown On Aftermath Of Bin Laden Death « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com

MITT MONITOR:
Mitt Romney’s South Carolina hesitation – Ben Smith – POLITICO.com: www.politico.com

GAMBLING:
MASS. MARKET: Handicapping the field of casino sites – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com

LAWRENCE::
Records show Lantigua has history of supporting nightclubs » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com
Former Lawrence city councilor arrested » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com

MARZILLI:
Marzilli released after two-month stint in jail – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

MISC.:
Stateline: Is the state retirement boom finally here?: feeds.stateline.org
Stateline: States, feds spar over medical marijuana: feeds.stateline.org

EDUCATION:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Trustee gets top job at HC: www.telegram.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | Govs Council to get attention it deserves?: feedproxy.google.com

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