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

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

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

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

TRANSPORTATION:
MBTA weighing changes in commuter rail contract – The Boston Globe

LEGISLATURE:
Senate to release budget proposal – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com
Special interests pay for officials’ travel – Fox25: www.myfoxboston.com

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

DOWNTOWN:
Scott Browns barbs draw Dems fire – BostonHerald.com

BOSTON:
Menino to crack down on problem properties – The Boston Globe

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

LANTIGUA:
Police cite Lantigua for failing to change address » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com

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

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

REDISTRICTING:
Tierney: Keep Lynn in Sixth District – Lynn Item: www.itemlive.com

NUKES:
Nuclear agency to probe Pilgrim nuke shutdown | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Pilgrim-plant-gets-more-scrutiny-from-federal-agency: www.patriotledger.com

2012:
The Democratic field for U.S. Senate continues to grow in Massachusetts | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

LOCAL NEWS:
Sarno proposes layoffs, wage freezes | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Quincy City Council approves $25M capital plan – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
BostonHerald.com – Blogs: Lone Republican» Blog Archive » Religion and race have nothing to do with elections: www.bostonherald.com
Blue Mass Group | Health care costs: This *is* the ballgame.: bluemassgroup.com
Editorial: Mitt can’t win on health care – The Denver Post: feeds.stateline.org
Blue Mass Group | Is the League of Women Voters ad consistent with its by-laws? Yup.: bluemassgroup.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
CT Malloy: Governor Offers Strong Support To Organized Labor – Courant.com: www.courant.com
ME Dozens speak against plan to cut funding for Maine public broadcasting | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
ME Maine’s top insurance regulator quitting over differences with LePage | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
ME Maine lawmaker who offered to resign opts to stay | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
ME NY Sen. Schumer chairing northern border hearing | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

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