Brown trashes ‘one-party rule’ – Gov’s Health bill before committee today – Steve Buoniconti: pitch man – Brownie backlash

DOWNTOWN: U.S. Sen Scott Brown used his graduation address at Lasell College over the weekend (AP) to trash Democratic one-party rule on Beacon Hill (Globe), blaming state government’s corruption problems on a "go along, get along" culture.(Herald)

HEALTH CARE: Gov. Patrick’s health care payment reform proposal goes before a legislative panel today (AP).

SELL THEM PAPES: Former Sen. Stephen Buoniconti appears in a TV ad for The Springfield Republican, touts Repub’s "slanted stories" and how it cost him the DA race. Seriously weird.

THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW: Darn kids these days, with their hi-fi radios and their sleep-inducing brownies. (AP) First they came for the Four Loko and I didn’t speak out because I didn’t drink Four Loko….

DOWNTOWN:
Brown speaks out on Dimasi charges | AP: www.wwlp.com
Sen. Scott Brown to grads: Beacon Hill corrupt – BostonHerald.com:
One-party dominance can lead to corruption, Brown says – The Boston Globe

AG:
Mass. AG presses anti-human trafficking initiative – AP: www.boston.com

TRANSPORTATION:
MBTA cuts commuter rail break on fines – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com
Study: Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and Greenfield Franklin Regional Transit Authority do a good job linking people with jobs | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Greenfield may become hub for high-speed lines – DHG: www.gazettenet.com

LEGISLATURE:
Legislation Launches Statewide Hearings On Health Care Costs | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Massachusetts considers ending ‘lifetime alimony’ – AP : www.gloucestertimes.com
Panel hears bill on Mass. health care costs – AP: www.boston.com

THE FEDS:
Kerry says US-Pakistan alliance at ‘critical moment’ – AP: www.telegram.com

GAMBLING:
Mohegan Sun to expand into New York with casino in Catskills | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

BOSTON:
Pols homing in on absentee landlords – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com
Credit card use frustrates cabdrivers – The Boston Globe

KENNEDYS:
Patches on shame of addiction: I felt like a loser – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

DiMASI:
Sals trial could cast dark cloud over Democrats – BostonHerald.com:

MISC.
Actor Waterston honored by Burns at Mass. museum – AP: www.boston.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Norfolk County sheriff will be on the line to residents – Milford DN: www.milforddailynews.com
Biomass plant developers in Russell, Springfield tout air quality, safety | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Massachusetts Liberal: Commuter rail goes off track: baystateliberal.blogspot.com
Keller @ Large: Bump Discusses Auditor Office Shake-Up « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com
Red Mass Group:: Krazy Kay Khan Thinks Candy is Not Food. : www.redmassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | Scott Brown says hell vote to gut Medicare: bluemassgroup.com
Red Mass Group:: In Commencement Address, Scott Brown takes off the Gloves : www.redmassgroup.com
Red Mass Group:: Deval Patrick’s Medical Unification Board

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
RI Doherty launches campaign with $50,000 of his own; staffing is next | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
ME Statehouse Notebook: Borrowing proposals top agenda | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
ME Medicinal marijuana growers join forces | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
N.H. GOP pushes right-to-work bill – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

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