Hooray, a budget – Yet more fireworks news – Patrick on Norquist – Scarlett L badge fallout

BUDGET: They finished the budget. It restores some local aid funding, but will likely not restore your plans to leave work early today. T&G, AP

BOOM: Like Rep. Bastien’s precious bottle rockets (Sun Chron.), this fireworks story is exploding now (T&G Ed.) and will soon fade (Sun Chron.) away until next summer.

GROVER: Did you know Gov. Patrick wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about Grover Norquist?

BUDGET:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Budget deal with more cuts on table: www.telegram.com
Lawmakers set to vote on final budget – AP: feedproxy.google.com

BOOM:
Chiefs blast fireworks bill – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.sunchronicle.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Free the fireworks: www.google.com
$5,000 worth of fireworks seized in stop on Route 1 – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.sunchronicle.com

EDUCATION:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – UMass Amherst chancellor agrees to step down: www.telegram.com
UMass-Amherst Chancellor Robert Holub announces plans to leave next year | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Local lawmakers take aim at for-profit colleges – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

GODWIN’S LAW:
Mass. state rep apologizes for comparing lobbyist badges to Holocaust tattoos – PI: feeds.boston.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney to report less than $20m haul – PI: feeds.boston.com

POOLS:
Mass. Pool Where Woman Died Had Lapsed Permit | AP: feeds.wbur.or
Fall River Pool-Goers Criticize Lack Of Supervision | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org

2012:
Newton Mayor Setti Warren: VFA allegations "unsubstantiated" – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
First lady describes toll of job on husband – PI: feeds.boston.com

COMMISH NEWS:
Actor greets Andover firefighters in homecoming » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com

THE FEDS:
McGovern: No Military Fix for Afghanistan – PI: feeds.boston.com
Tsongas, residents gather to hash out nation’s debt woes – Sentinel & Enterprise : www.sentinelandenterprise.com
Senator Kerry helping Sgt. Gallagher’s family | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Tsongas talks on key issues – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com

MISC.:
Panel wants detailed bully data – BostonHerald.com: www.google.com
Those with CORI get chance for help | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Massachusetts Senate approves anti-human trafficking bill | AP: www.masslive.com
The war on mini-bikes – CommonWealth Magazine: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Atsalis flouts campaign financing rules | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
It’s official: Shirley and Ayer now one district – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
CT Regular Folks React To Massive State Layoffs And Cuts In State Services – Courant.com: www.courant.com
NH State judicial system gets ‘undramatic’ restructure | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
CT DOT shifts priorities as fee expires | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
Maine gov to sign fireworks, gambling bills | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | Attention Dan Winslow, Care to Debate…: feedproxy.google.com
Blue Mass Group | Why would Scott Brown filibuster his own bill?: feedproxy.google.com
Keller @ Large: Can 4th Of July Celebrations Affect Kids’ Future Political Views? « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com
Red Mass Group:: On Budget: Vote Should be Next Week. : www.redmassgroup.com

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