DiMasi trial week 3 – Graduation roundup – AG hits nonprof board payments – Brown to vote no on GOP budget

WEEK THREE: The DiMasi trial continues this week (AP), with some big names potentially taking the stand. (Globe) The Herald asks what the trial means for Gov. Deval Patrick.

POMP: Mid-May means graduations galore in Massachusetts. Katie Couric was at BU (WHDH). Alan Khazei was at Clark.(T&G) UMass Law’s first graduates take their walk.(Taunton Gaz.)

NONPROFS: A.G. Martha Coakley and lawmakers move to stop nonprofits from paying board members. (Herald)

DOWNTOWN: Sen. Scott Brown will vote against the GOP House budget. (Globe)

GRADUATIONS:
WHDH-TV – Couric addresses 2011 BU graduates: www1.whdh.com
Students receive first University of Massachusetts School of Law degrees – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Gazette: news.google.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Khazei to Clark grads: ‘Every single one of you is needed’: www.telegram.com

DiMASI:
Pols divided on impact Sal DiMasis trial will have on Deval Patrick – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Political heavy hitters poised for testimony in DiMasi trial – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
DiMasi trial to enter 3rd week – AP www.lowellsun.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney looks for solid ground in S.C. – Boston.com: www.google.com

THE FEDS:
Brown: I didn’t mean to say I would vote for Ryan plan – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Sen. Kerry to fault GOP Medicare overhaul plan – AP: feeds.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:
Pols aim to ban money for nonprofits boards – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com
Mass. Senate set to begin state budget debate – AP: feedproxy.google.com
Muni-choice bill would make it easier for cities, towns to start utility – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com
Legislators on Lantigua: "No comment" » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com

STATE NEWS:
Do states control their fiscal destiny? Not as much as they may think.- Stateline: feeds.stateline.org
Pols aim to ban money for nonprofits boards – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com
Lottery prizes off-limits to state tax net – AP: feeds.boston.com
Activists seek more from Americans with Disabilities Act – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
Mass. teens facing summer jobs drought – AP: www.lowellsun.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Revere pair pleads innocent in MBTA pass scam – AP: itemlive.com

2012:
Warren woos area Democrats – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Health expo in Leominster draws large crowd – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com
Leominster, Gardner mayors duel with violet lights for a good cause – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com

REDISTRICTING:
Group rallies to protect 5th District – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

ENVIRONMENT:
EPA denies appeal of Cape Wind permit | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
The Ugly Truth: Some Massachusetts Superfund sites are still toxic nearly 30 years and more than $1 billion later | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

EDUCATION:
Faced with budget gap, UMass may raise fees again – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

MISC.
States upend unemployed- AP: www.telegram.com
Wilkerson kin scores benefit- Fox 25: www.myfoxboston.com
Patrick Kennedy: Mental Health Is A Personal Issue For Everyone | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
NYT Editorial: Health Reform in Massachusetts

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
R.I. bill revoking guaranteed pension increases for municipal workers to get May 24 hearing | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
RI State asks for summary judgment in R.I. unions lawsuit over pension cuts | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
CT Busway Battle Moving To D.C.? – Courant.com: www.courant.com
NH Huntsman swings through New Hampshire | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com

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