Budget awaits action from Gov – 2012 is on the way – Boston violence brings criticism to City Hall

THREE TRILLION PENNIES FOR YOUR THOUGHTS: After a long holiday weekend, the budget, passed last week, sits on Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk (Sun) waiting for his decision on a variety of issues (Republican).

2012 OR BUST: The AP reports the 2012 primary is just 8 months away. The Democrats are raising money, hoping to catch up to Sen. Scott Brown’s enormous haul. (AP) With one Warren having a spot of donation trouble (WL), some in the party are still looking to another Warren to take on Brown. (Herald)

BOSTON: A bloody weekend in Boston (WBUR) has one City Councilor speaking out about Mayor Menino’s crime policies. (Herald) At least the BPD responded in force to Rep. Carlos Henriquez’s neighborhood and foiled the threat of a missing front license plate. (Globe)

BUDGET:
Budget awaits Patrick’s signature – Sentinel & Enterprise : www.sentinelandenterprise.com
No decision yet from Patrick on municipal health-care plan – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com
Gov. Deval Patrick weighs budget plan for overhauling Massachusetts’ system of legal defense for the poor | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

2012:
Dems rally behind Warren as Brown rival – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Warren’s Senate campaign returns Howard’s donation | Mass Politics Blog: blogs.wickedlocal.com
Mass. 2012 presidential primary just 8 months away – AP: feedproxy.google.com
Mass. Dems begin raising cash to challenge Brown – AP: feeds.boston.com

BOSTON:
Menino, Boston Police Address Spike In Violence | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Councilor: Mayor too soft on crime – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
State Representative Henriquez criticizes police exchange – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:
Mass. bills would create new jury duty exemptions – AP: feeds.boston.com
Newton legislators talk cuts and health care – Newton, Massachusetts – Newton TAB: http://www.wickedl

STATE NEWS:
Survey shows Massachusetts employers are losing confidence – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise: www.enterprisenews.com
Probation union sues over hiring – The Boston Globe: www.google.com

TRANSPORTATION:
The area’s commuters quietly skeptical – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Transit budgets hit hard by cuts – AP: www.telegram.com

MITT MONITOR:
Meet the fans of ‘Romneycare’ – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Romney expands on claim Obama policies worsened recession : feeds.boston.com

LANTIGUA:
First step in effort to recall Lantigua kicks off » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com
Group launches campaign to recall Lawrence mayor – AP: feedproxy.google.com

EDUCATION:
New NEA teacher evaluation policy in step with Mass. – The Boston Globe: news.google.com

MISC.
Brightcove moving HQ to Boston waterfront | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Summer 2011 – CommonWealth Magazine: www.commonwealthmagazine.org

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | Our Guv vs. the Appetite-for-Destruction GOP: feedproxy.google.com
Red Mass Group:: Jen Caissie’s Unfiltered Thoughts on the Speranzo Nomination : www.redmassgroup.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
RI Political Scene: R.I. Sen. Donna Nesselbush had personal stake in outcome of civil-unions bill | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
CT Tom Sheridan, The Voice Of The Connecticut Senate, Dies At 62 – Courant.com: www.courant.com
CT Unions Ask Malloy To Reopen Talks To Avert Layoffs – Courant.com: www.courant.com
RI Opponents surprised by Chafee’s signing of voter-ID bill | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
CT Malloy In New Britain On Jobs Tour, Air Base For Military Sendoff – Courant.com: www.courant.com
ME Panel that will redraw Maine congressional districts nearly complete | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
ME Maine judges’ pay near bottom in U.S. | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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