DiMasi pension could be suspended – DeLeo defends Beacon Hill – Federal disaster centers in WMass – Busy ’12 candidates

DiMASI: The DiMasi conviction fallout continues, with calls today for Sal’s pension to be suspended (Globe). The current Speaker, that being Robert DeLeo, defends Beacon Hill culture ( WBUR) from naysayers and his members fall in line and keep their mouths shut (Sun). The Globe takes a look at DiMasi’s career while the Herald focuses on DeLeo.

TORNADOES: The feds finally open disaster centers in Western Mass.(MassLive/Republican). Congressman Neal defends the government’s role in relief (MassLive/Republican). Our own Legislature passes $15 for the effort (WBUR)

2012: Elizabeth Warren has dinner with Chuck Schumer. Bob Massie has knee surgery. (Globe)

DiMASI:
Former Massachusetts House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi may have pension suspended – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Robert DeLeo escaped taint of mentors crimes – BostonHerald.com: www.google.com
A long way up for DiMasi before the spectacular fall – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
DeLeo Defends Beacon Hill After DiMasis Conviction | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
DiMasi verdict brings no call for new Beacon Hill reforms – Lowell Sun Online: www.lo

TORNADOES:
Federal disaster centers scheduled to open to help Western Massachusetts tornado victims | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Rep. Richard Neal: Nobody said ‘too much government’ when tornado hit Western Mass. | masslive.com: blog.masslive.com
Legislature OKs $15M In Tornado Relief Funds | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org

THE FEDS:
Frank: Government hiring will aid recovery – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Bay State senators hail Bruins – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

MITT MONITOR:
Democrats criticize Mitt Romney for ‘I’m also unemployed’ joke | AP: www.masslive.com
On second tought, Pawlenty hits Romney : feeds.boston.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Massport budget grows to $384.4M. – AP: feeds.boston.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – MBTA launches app on trains’ whereabouts: www.telegram.com

STATE HEADLINES:
$61M on tap for Massachusetts unemployed | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Mass. unemployment falls to 7.6 percent in May – AP: feeds.boston.com
State workers embrace lower-cost health plans – AP: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Weymouth woman helps push for stronger seat-belt law – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.google.com
Coakley Promotes Foreclosure Prevention Legislation -Banker & Tradesman: www.bankerandtradesman.com

2012:
Schumer seen dining with Senate prospect Warren : feeds.boston.com
Senate candidate Massie has knee surgery : feeds.boston.com

GAMBLING:
Deval Patrick is on a second-term winning streak, and casinos might be the next payoff – Talking Politics: www.google.com

SAY CHEESE:
Sen. Eldridge to meet with Obama on Friday – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
Rep. Sciortino to meet with President Obama in Washington – Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 – Somerville Journal: www.wickedlocal.com

LAMB:
Ex-McGovern challenger forms group to boost jobs – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
Lamb launches New Jobs for Massachusetts | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com

MISC.
NRC members refuse to answer Vt. Yankee questions – AP: feeds.boston.com
Gov. Deval Patrick to head to fundraiser for PAC – AP: www.bostonherald.com
Sources: Clerk magistrate’s absence linked to complaints | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
UMass President Jack Wilson forwards Chancellor Robert Holub’s letter requesting investigation of evaluation leak to legal counsel for review | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
The Daily Item: 6th district advocates prep for hearing: itemlive.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
VT Sanders accuses NRC of siding with Entergy in lawsuit – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com
New Hamsphire State Budget Compromise | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
ME LePage ordered mural removed sight unseen | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
ME Gov. LePage holds Capitol for a Day in Knox County | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | Attn. Rep. Paul A. Adams of Andover, You Are a Dick! Also, Is Mariano Already Out of Race?: feedproxy.google.com
Red Mass Group:: Jobs numbers: Mixed messages from Patrick/Murray : www.redmassgroup.com
BostonHerald.com – Blogs: Lone Republican» Blog Archive » Where is Marsha?: www.bostonherald.com
About DiMasi – Talking Politics : feedproxy.google.com
Massachusetts Liberal: No tears for Sal: baystateliberal.blogspot.com

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