Immigrant tuition and bottle bill up for hearings – Mitt’s luxury campaign – Patrick on the ’12 trail

SAUSAGE FACTORY: Two big hearings today on Beacon Hill, with lawmakers looking at bills on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants (AP, MetroWest) and revisions to the state’s bottle deposit system.(Sun, Globe)

MITT MONITOR: The Herald pipes up on Mitt Romney’s pricey campaign.

2012: While Scott Brown continues to impress in polls (PI) , Gov. Deval Patrick soon hits the 2012 campaign trail – for Barack Obama. (Globe)

HOTTER THAN A MATCH HEAD: It’s hot, says the mayor (WBUR). He also says "hogmosh." (UH)

IMMIGRATION:
Mass. lawmakers wade into immigrant tuition debate – AP: feeds.boston.com
Hearing today on bill granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

BOTTLE BILL:
Lawmakers ponder updating bottle bill – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com
State report offers case for expanding bottle law – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:
State Rep. Jim Dwyer Tackles Health Insurance Reform, Death Penalty – Stoneham, MA Patch: stoneham.patch.com
Freshman State Rep. Wants To Eliminate Per Diems « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com
House to debate bill revising Mass. alimony system – AP: feeds.boston.com
Massachusetts Lawmakers Debate Bathroom Bill, Transgender Rights « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com
Marshfield lawmaker pushes alternative energy source – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise: www.enterprisenews.com

LOTTERY:
Mass. weighs online lottery ticket-purchasing bill – AP: feeds.boston.com

MITT MONITOR:While Scott Brown continues to impress in polls (PI) , Gov. Deval Patrick soon hits 2012 the campaign trail – for Barack Obama. (Globe)
Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com

2012:
Patrick goes on road for Obama – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Brown’s own poll shows him doing well from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

STATE STREET:
State Street Q2 results disappoint, plans to cut 850 jobs | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
State Street Corp. to trim 558 jobs in Mass. | AP: www.masslive.com

STATE HEADLINES:
Mass. tax collections above benchmark in June from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Mass. Tax Collections Up 10.6 Percent | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
MassDevelopment, ULI To Partner In Real Estate Planning Project – Banker & Tradesman: www.bankerandtradesman.com
No state spending spree for Mass. – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Patrick tours North Andover bakery » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com
Lantigua grand jury broadens » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com

THE FEDS:
Congressman John Olver: ‘We have to pay the bills’ and raise debt ceiling | masslive.com: blog.masslive.com

MISC.
Mayor Declares Heat Advisory For Boston | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Panel recommends government require health insurance companies to cover birth control for women as preventive care, without copayments | AP: www.masslive.com
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. slams Cape Wind | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
CT Malloy Optimistic About A New Deal: Re-Vote Expected On Union Concessions – Courant.com: www.courant.com
ME State sold barracks site for $376,000 less than assessed value | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Red Mass Group:: They Said WHAT??!! : www.redmassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | Brown Declares Himself Unbeatable: feedproxy.google.com
For lawmakers on Beacon Hill, patronage is the scandal that won’t go away – Download: www.commonwealthmagazine.org

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