Health care hearing lays out Gov’s plan – Romney raises over $10M in one day – Pilgrim plant under investigation – MBTA may change commuter rail contract

HEALTH CARE: In a marathon hearing, the Legislature’s Health Care Financing Committee heard from Gov. Patrick (Enterprise) and top administration aides on Patrick’s proposed health care reform plan. The ball’s in the Senate’s court now as they prepare to take up the health care payment issue (Sun). MORE: AP, Globe, WWLP

MITT MONITOR: Former Gov. Mitt Romney raised $10.25 million in a day, ( Globe, AP) but still isn’t ruling out self-financing his race to the White House (PI).

NUKES: Federal nuclear regulators plan to investigate a recent shutdown of the Pilgrim Plant (CCO). But what could possibly go wrong? MORE: Ledger

Governor, providers fire opening shots in health payment battle – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise:
Mass. Senate eyes health-care compromise – Lowell Sun Online:
Lawmakers hear bill to rein in Mass. health costs – AP:
Health care panel chief seeks solutions – The Boston Globe
Gov. wants to re-organize health care |

Romney holds daylong event to display fund-raising prowess – The Boston Globe:
Mitt Romney phone bank raises $10.25M in a single day – AP:
Romney fundraising day yields $10.25m – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –
Romney not ruling out self-financing – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

DiMasi 06 loan deal discussed – The Boston Globe
Witness: Sal DiMasis credit quashed refinance loan – Herald

MBTA weighing changes in commuter rail contract – The Boston Globe

Senate to release budget proposal – Sentinel & Enterprise:
Special interests pay for officials’ travel – Fox25:

University of Phoenix parent discloses Mass. probe – AP
Coakley to speak about women’s suffrage in Weymouth – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger:

Scott Browns barbs draw Dems fire –

Menino to crack down on problem properties – The Boston Globe

State treasurer: Bond with me – Herald
Mass. to offer bonds for small investor – AP

Police cite Lantigua for failing to change address » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA :

Judge’s sentences same as he gave two lawyers convicted of fraud in 2006 » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA :
Sex abuse accuser to forgo suit against Sandwich camp |

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch discusses a wide range of issues during Braintree visit – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise:

Tierney: Keep Lynn in Sixth District – Lynn Item:

Nuclear agency to probe Pilgrim nuke shutdown |

The Democratic field for U.S. Senate continues to grow in Massachusetts |

Sarno proposes layoffs, wage freezes |
Quincy City Council approves $25M capital plan – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger:

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