Capuano talks 2012 – Key witness to take the stand in DiMasi trial – Senate budget released today – No Veep love for Lowell

CAP SPEAKS: Congressman Mike Capuano thinks he could win the Democratic US Senate primary but doesn’t know if he could beat Scott Brown, and is still looking for "an honest path to victory." ( Somerville Journal) Meanwhile Newton Mayor Setti Warren continues to be explosive. (WL)

LALLY LAND: Former Cognos sales agent and accused corruption conspirator Joseph Lally takes the stand today in the trial of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi ( WBUR). Yesterday the jury heard testimony on DiMasi’s financial woes ( Herald, Globe) and how a Speaker can basically get inexperienced lawmakers to do whatever they want ( AP).

BUDGET: The Senate releases its budget plan today ( Globe). The T&G looks at Senate Ways and Means Chair Stephen Brewer’s "frugal" approach.

BUMMER: VP Joe Biden will not be coming to UMass Lowell to enthrall graduates with a speech about public rail and budget negotiations. (Sun)

DiMASI:
Dimasi Trial Continues With Lallys Testimony | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Lawyer shells theory DiMasi was broke – Herald: feedproxy.google.com
Ex-Massachusetts State Rep. Robert Coughlin testifies he sponsored amendment for ex-speaker Salvatore DiMasi | AP: www.masslive.com
Prosecutors try to link credit line to kickback scheme, DiMasi – The http://www.wickedlocal.com/politics/congress/x1357376275/Senate-candidate-Warren-hits-Massachusetts-campaign-trailBoston Globe: feeds.boston.com

2012:
Congressman Capuano discusses potential challenge to Scott Brown – Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 – Somerville Journal: www.wickedlocal.com
Senate candidate Warren hits Massachusetts campaign trail – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
Conroy latest Brown challenger – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Democrat Bob Massie on why he can beat Scott Brown – Greater Boston: www.wgbh.org

MUNI HEALTH/BUDGET:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Frugal is Brewer’s watchword: www.telegram.com
Senate leaders unveil plan to give relief to unions – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Mass. Senate to unveil state budget proposal – AP: feeds.boston.com

COMPUTER BREACH:
Virus breaches Mass. unemployment system | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Mass. warns of breach in job services computers -AP: feeds.boston.comhttp://www.wickedlocal.com/politics/congress/x1357376275/Senate-candidate-Warren-hits-Massachusetts-campaign-trail
Data breach could mean more trouble for unemployed » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA : www.salemnews.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney Fundraiser A Psychological Boost To Supporters | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Romney has it all — except GOP stalwart support – AP: feeds.boston.com

STATE NEWS:
Sheriff fined $10,000 for campaign finance law violations » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA : www.salemnews.com
AG, lender reach deal | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Patrick visits Westborough software company – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
Massachusetts cracks down on human trafficking – Greater Boston: www.wgbh.org
State Sen. Gale Candaras of Wilbraham to announce proposal to change Massachusetts alimony law | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

THE FEDS:
Brown won’t say if he supports Medicare overhaul – AP: feeds.boston.com
NOAA to fishermen: ‘We’re sorry’ » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA : www.gloucestertimes.com
Groundwork Lawrence inspires Tsongas » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com
West: Obama ‘a black mascot’ and ‘black puppet’ – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

REDISTRICTING:
Lawmakers plot strategy to keep 5th District intact – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com

BUMMER:
UMass Lowell Biden its time on grad speaker – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
UMass Lowell unsuccessfully courts Biden to address grads – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

ENVIRONMENT:
Packed room for biomass hearing | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Push to stop spread of invasive mussels | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
http://www.wickedlocal.com/politics/congress/x1357376275/Senate-candidate-Warren-hits-Massachusetts-campaign-trail
LOCAL HEADLINES:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Planned Parenthood opponents in Gardner back off: www.telegram.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | Scott Brown and the Ryan Budget: bluemassgroup.com
A Romney we can respect – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
The Download: Brown’s DiMasi diversion: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Red Mass Group:: Gov. Patrick’s Regulatory Regime for Payment Reform : www.redmassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | Flahertys Strong Views on Boston Council and Mayor: bluemassgroup.com
Massachusetts Liberal: Misplaced annoyance: baystateliberal.blogspot.com
Massachusetts Liberal: Listen and learn: baystateliberal.blogspot.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
ME Poll suggests Maine voters are leery about economy, where state is headed | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
RI Kennedy to wed July 15 | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal: www.projo.com
R.I. House committee OKs bill on civil unions | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
CT Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wants Swift Legislative OK On Health Center Plan – Courant.com: www.courant.com
RI Lawmaker out of custody case – Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
ME GOP hails Maine health care overhaul as it becomes law – AP: feeds.boston.com

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