Gambling debate pushed to the fall – Court closures loom – New school food regs

THE TIME FOR ACTION IS IN A COUPLE MONTHS: Speaker DeLeo’s most imperative job-creating, revenue-boosting, not-really-that-morally-decaying legislative priority is going to be debated in September, so everyone can go on vacation next month. (Republican, Globe, AP)

COURTS: Can we turn the Gloucester courthouse into a slot parlor (Globe)? Either way, the S.P. says court closures are going to happen (AP). MetroWest, Garrett Bradley (Ledger) voice opposition.

NUTRITION: Big win for the carrot sticks and water lobbies. (T&G)

GAMBLING:
Massachusetts legislators set timetable for debating new casino bill | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Casino bill to be debated in September – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Mass. Lawmakers Put Off Casino Debate Until Sept. | AP: feeds.wbur.org

COURT:
Top lawmaker: Mass. court closings unavoidable – AP: feeds.boston.com
Gloucester court’s move could hurt those it serves – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Plan to shutter courts causes stir in MetroWest – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
State Rep. Garrett Bradley angry over plan to relocate courts – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.google.com

HEALTH:
Partners reveals plan to lower costs, improve care | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Schools leader raps health plan – Sentinel & Enterprise : www.sentinelandenterprise.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Strict rules on food in the schools: telegram.com

LEGISLATURE::
Rep. Paul Donato’s Take on State Budget – Medford, MA Patch: www.google.com
Speranzo resigns, starts new job – Berkshire Eagle Online : www.google.com
Senator Clark, State Reps. Lewis and Dwyer Pass Municipal Health Insurance Reform – Stoneham, MA Patch: www.google.com

STATE NEWS:
The Governor’s Summer tour | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Ex-Mass. lawmaker’s land may be sold – AP: feeds.boston.com
No quick resolution likely in education-spending probe – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Massachusetts transportation secretary suspends Big Dig engineer – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

BOSTON:
Slow start to rollout of Boston food trucks – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney on the stump in NH – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com
Pawlenty picks up support of Romney defector from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

REDISTRICTING:
Lynch: Don’t break up Irish neighorhoods | Dorchester Reporter: http://www.dotn

MISC.
The 5 most underpaid CEOs in Boston | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Library cancels White Pride: www.telegram.com
Manuel Pintado of Northampton, on probation for email threat against Florida state rep, arrested again | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | The Unions Speak: The New Municipal Health Insurance Law: feedproxy.google.com
New In The Phoenix — Conservative Money On Campus: feedproxy.google.com
Red Mass Group:: What is it about Governor Patrick’s Transportation secretaries… : www.redmassgroup.com
Not your father’s Kennedys – CW: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Red Mass Group:: With budget signed, the countdown to the first supplemental begins : www.redmassgroup.com
Massachusetts Liberal: It’s the economy, stupid: baystateliberal.blogspot.com
Red Mass Group:: With Nomination Papers Available in Two Weeks, Why isn’t Redistricting Done? : www.redmassgroup.com
Red Mass Group:: Governor Patrick’s Listening Tour : www.redmassgroup.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
ME LePage administration names two to DECD | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
Maine, NH and VT count their loons | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
NH Gov. vetoes widening of deadly force | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
ME LePage to announce big environmental fine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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