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)

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

Lawmakers ponder updating bottle bill – Lowell Sun Online :
State report offers case for expanding bottle law – The Boston Globe:

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

Mass. weighs online lottery ticket-purchasing bill – AP:

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 –

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

State Street Q2 results disappoint, plans to cut 850 jobs | Boston Business Journal:
State Street Corp. to trim 558 jobs in Mass. | AP:

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

Patrick tours North Andover bakery » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA :
Lantigua grand jury broadens » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA :

Congressman John Olver: ‘We have to pay the bills’ and raise debt ceiling |

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

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

Red Mass Group:: They Said WHAT??!! :
Blue Mass Group | Brown Declares Himself Unbeatable:
For lawmakers on Beacon Hill, patronage is the scandal that won’t go away – Download:

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