Honchos head to DC for bio con – Secret budget talks yet to result in a budget – Attention turns to health costs – Romney-Perry ’12

FRANKENTINI: Everybody’s in D.C. hanging out with biotech firms, probably schmoozing and drinking genetically modified daiquiris on the roof of the convention center. (Herald, BBJ)

BUDGET?: No budget. Super secret conference talks continue. (Sun) This is like the ‘Chinese Democracy’ of budgets.

CONSERVATIVE CAMELOT: This Texan wants a Romney-Perry ticket in 2012.

HEALTH: Gov. Patrick yesterday called for a health payment bill by the fall while lawmakers vowed to maybe actually go about doing that. (Globe)

BUDGET:
Lawmakers: Secrecy allows for smoother budget talks – Sentinel & Enterprise : www.sentinelandenterprise.com

LEGISLATURE:
State’s Right to Repair bill fight heating up – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.google.com
Mass. to hold hearing on medical marijuana: www.myfoxboston.com

MITT MONITOR:
New kind of Austin-Boston may help GOP – San Antonio Express-News: www.mysanantonio.com
Rep. Michele Bachmann slams Mitt Romney | The State Column: www.google.com

HEALTH CARE:
Patrick wants payment bill signed this fall – Globe: www.google.com
Legislators vow bill to curb health care costs – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

BIO:
Gov, mayor to D.C. to hunt biotech cos. – BostonHerald.com: www.google.com
Patrick, Menino to make pitch to biotechs | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com

BULGER:
Judge to decide on Bulger bid for public defender – AP: feeds.boston.com
Bulger’s Girlfriend Hires High-Profile Defense Attorney | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Bulger tells FBI agents he came back to Boston armed and often – Framingham, MA – AP: www.metrowestdailynews.com

SENATORIAL OP-ED:
Bringing casinos to Mass. all about jobs – Sentinel & Enterprise : www.sentinelandenterprise.com
State eyes novel service funding model | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com

CANDIDATE CONROY:
Rep. Tom Conroy applauds gay marriage ruling in New York – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
U.S. Senate candidate getting ready for walk across state – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

EDUCATION:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Wilson leaving behind a UMass that is much different: www.telegram.com
UMass health plan riles students – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

MISC.
FEMA closing down disaster centers | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
In a rundown office, two watchdogs struggle to keep an eye on $2.4 Billion – News Features: thephoenix.com

STATE NEWS:
State health officials declare all-out war on mosquitoes – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
South Coast Rail delayed over EPA concerns | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Hampshire Council of Governments applies to become default electricity supplier to 22 communities | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Lowell City Council told banning sex offenders from library is illegal – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com
Chicopee City Council budget vote may have been made in error | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Lynch vetoes voter ID | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
Bill to legalize same-sex civil unions slated for June 29 vote by R.I. Senate Judiciary Committee | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com

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