Speculation on Warren grows – Casino vote to come with or without deal – Bottle bill hearing tomorrow

WARREN: All you ever wanted to know about Elizabeth Warren and more. (Globe, Sun Chron., T&G, Salon)

GAMBLING: A gambling bill is going to happen, with or without a Big Three deal, according to Murray and DeLeo (Globe). While we wait for September, distract yourself with cyber cafes (T&G) and online gaming (Herald).

REDEMPTION: The Herald and AP get ready for tomorrow’s Bottle Bill hearing.

FUNDS: Dan Winslow could make it rain next cycle. (Sun Chron.)

WARREN:
Warren’s Massachusetts prospects aren’t as bright as you might assume – Elizabeth Warren – Salon.com: www.google.com
Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren ponders Senate bid – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Freeing up Brown’s possible opponent – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: thesunchronicle.com
Warren was better choice – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Warren to seriously consider a challenge to U.S. Sen Scott Brown: www.telegram.com

2012:
Mother of Senate candidate Khazei dies from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Physical appearance gives candidates an edge with some voters, study shows from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

GAMBLING:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Demise of café gaming sought: www.google.com
The biq question: Will tracks get the slots? – AP: www.lowellsun.com
State senator bets on online lotto – BostonHerald.com:
Mass. casino vote possible without deal – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

BOTTLE BILL:
Expanded Massachusetts bottle bills set to go before committee | AP: www.masslive.com
Lawmakers looking to expand bottle law – BostonHerald.com:

PATRICK:
Gov. Patrick to appear at NH fundraiser – BostonHerald.com:
RFK Jr. rips Patrick over utility merger | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Lt. Gov. applauds city’s work with grant program – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com
Patrick Administration Seeks Delay In Utility Merger | AP: feeds.wbur.org

LEGISLATURE:
Amendment would give judges more power over settled alimony cases – BostonHerald.com:
Rep. Daniel Winslow tops local lawmakers in fundraising – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: thesunchronicle.com
Senate approves truancy overhaul | WWLP.COM: www.wwlp.com

THE FEDS:
Rep. Niki Tsongas on Washington’s budget grildock – Greater Boston: www.wgbh.org

MITT MONITOR:
Fact-checking Mitt Romney from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Romney fund-raiser lobbied for foreclosure firm – The Boston Globe: www.google.com

MISC.
Mass. lags in promoting healthy lifestyles – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com
Transportation Secretary Mullan Set To Investigate Safety Concerns | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Former state Senate candidate dies – T&G: www.telegram.com
Mass. Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Offered Federal Relief | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Effort to opt out of Secure Communities | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Children’s doc slams GQ for ‘Down syndrome’ quip | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
40B debate, cont’d – The DL: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Blue Mass Group | PANIC GRIPS DEMOCRATS IN FACING THE UNBEATABLE SCOTT BROWN:
Red Mass Group:: Truth: A "novel defense" (another patronage scandal a’ brewin’) : www.redmassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | “Time for old folks to eat their peas.”:
Massachusetts Liberal: And the race is on: baystateliberal.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Warren, skipped by President Obama for consumer bureau appointment, being courted to challenge Sen. Scott Brown | masslive.com: blog.masslive.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
$1.5M NH lottery jackpot goes unclaimed | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
Unions Vote To Change Bylaws; Could Lead To New Vote On Concessions – Courant.com: www.courant.com
Paul, Romney benefit from N.H. pocketbooks | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
Vermont Yankee bid to stay open denied – AP: feeds.boston.com
Maine Turnpike Authority to sue former director over his spending | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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