Mitt to talk health care – Tolman targets Brown? – Court reform unopposed in House

EXPLAINER: Everyone get ready for another big speech/lecture from Mitt Romney as he struggles to explain his position(s) on health care policy to GOP primary voters! Politico has a story on what Mitt needs to say. WBUR treks to New Hampshire to find out if it’ll work.

CHARLIE AND CHRIS: An interesting piece on NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s fund raising trip to Boston last month. Bonus Charlie Baker cameo! (

THE OTHER OTHER WARREN: Former state senator Warren Tolman tells he’s weighing a run against Scott Brown. He also found time to go on Greater Boston and do the pundit thing with Sen. Hedlund.(WGBH)

COURT REFORM: The House passed Speaker DeLeo’s court reform bill yesterday . Globe, CW

Romneys Mass. Health Law Defense Plays Well Among Key N.H. Voters | WBUR:
Romney tackling health care vulnerability –
Romney support for individual mandate complicates health care politics – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

GOP-led group offers 2 proposed congressional maps –
Push on for minority congress district | Boston Business Journal:
Group proposes splitting South Shore to create a mostly minority congressional district – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise:

Mass. House approves Probation Department overhaul – The Boston Globe:

Democrat Tolman weighing challenge to Brown – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –
For Scott Brown, Senate campaign starting early – The Boston Globe:

Lawmakers want gun loopholes closed – Lowell Sun Online:
Mass. Lawmakers Recess Constitutional Convention | AP:
Bill’s mane focus is increased horse racing – Sentinel & Enterprise:
Bill would allow beer, wine at supermarkets – Sentinel & Enterprise:

Kerry keynote speaker at Mass. Maritime |
U.S. should stick with troop-drawdown plan, Tsongas says – Lowell Sun Online:
Rep. Richard Neal: ‘The bill has come due’ on raising debt ceiling |

Coakley wants answers about Conn. power plant tax – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise:
Panel: Public Pensions Need Reforms | Worcester Business Journal:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Poll finds support for tax on soda:
Bump says fixing state government starts in auditor’s office – –
Phoenix: No more Mr. Nice Council Five-way Boston bloodbath:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Durant considering master plan, roundtable approach to issues:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Durant win strengthens GOP influence in Central Mass:
GOP Gains Mass. House Seat, Dems Hold Another | WBUR:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Durant win gives 20% of House to GOP:

Lawrence mayor sorry for getting aid to heat home –
Mayor says girlfriend will return heat subsidy » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA :
State investigates fuel aid to Lantigua, girlfriend » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA :

Lobbyists at center stage at DiMasi trial | Boston Business Journal:

The Boston Globe Could Print The Boston Herald | WBUR:
WFCR expands into downtown Springfield |

Train breakdown snarls commuter rail service – The Boston Globe:

Blue Mass Group | Romney backed a *federal* individual health care mandate in 1994:
The Download: Southern comfort:
Blue Mass Group | You know, Mitt makes a lot of sense.:

RI Gay marriage foes, fans opposed to civil unions | Politics | | The Providence Journal :
NH Lynch vetoes right-to-work | Concord Monitor:
VT Health care for all nears reality in Vt. – Brattleboro Reformer: