Brown cruises in campaign while Warren rumors heat up anew – Grossman wants review of alcohol commission – Barranco stays silent

NO SWEAT SCOTTO: Everything’s roses for Scott Brown says the Globe, while the Herald looks at Elizabeth Warren, who all of a sudden has a freed-up schedule for 2012.

BOOZE: Treasurer Steve Grossman wants a review of the state’s alcohol commission after allegations of sketchy hiring practices. (Globe, AP)

WINNIPESAUKEE PAPARAZZI: The Lowell Sun makes news lemonade when accused special ed. embezzler John Barranco refuses to talk. Actually, the part about the boat is kind of creepy.

2012:
For Brown, Mass. Senate race unfolding favorably – Globe: feeds.boston.com
Elizabeth Warren may be ‘wild card’ in senate race – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

STATE HEADLINES:
Mass. treasurer Steven Grossman seeks review of alcohol commission | AP: www.masslive.com
State again weighing plans to legalize casinos – AP: www.telegram.com
State doesn’t keep tabs on immigration status of felons – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com
Review of power rates could stall merger of utilities – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com
Murky Mass. pool being drained after woman’s death – AP: feeds.boston.com

TODAY IN CORRUPTION:
The Sun attempts to speak to John Barranco – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

MISC.
In Marshfield, no one asked William Bulger about brother Whitey – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com
Monday Morning Briefing – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com

COURTS:
Governor’s Council not giving Patrick’s nominees an easy pass from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

EDUCATION:
Retired UMass President Sees Rising School System | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org

REDISTRICTING:
Redistricting specter has eyes on cash – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com

LOCAL NEWS:
Local aid could be restored if state has $65 million in surplus – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
SouthCoast communities may save big bucks with new health care legislation | SouthCoastToday.com: www.google.com
The Brookings Institution: Pioneer Valley is a green jobs growth area | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Red Mass Group:: Governor Patrick’s budget claims an insult to Fuzzy Math : www.redmassgroup.com
Massachusetts Liberal: Senator MIA: baystateliberal.blogspot.com
Blue Mass Group | Warren out at CFPB: path open to defeat Brown: feedproxy.google.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Maine State House getting beefed-up security – AP: feeds.boston.com
Layoffs: State Headed Toward Layoffs, Shutdowns Neither Side Wants – Courant.com: www.courant.com
Chafee won some, lost some in the Assembly | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
Oversight for elderly poor cut in budget | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
Cramped Costantino staff may be on the move | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com

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