Former Rep. Wallace indicted – Union sues over probation hiring – Up with simulcast, down with cyber cafes – South Coast rail needs DC help

TODAY IN CORRUPTION: Former Rep. Brian Wallace of South Boston was indicted yesterday on charges of campaign finance violations (Globe, Herald, WBUR) Also in corruption news, a state employee union is suing over the probation patronage scandal (T&G).

DO I HAVE THIS RIGHT?: Gambling in front of electronic machines showing card games is bad (Globe). Gambling in front of electronic screens showing dogs running in circles is good (Sun Chron., AP).

TOO HOT: Gov. Patrick says the next step toward getting Commuter Rail service to the South Coast is to push federal officials (South Coast Today). But don’t try to use the train when it’s hot out (T&G)

Former Massachusetts legislator Brian P. Wallace indicted – The Boston Globe:
Ex-Southie rep faces campaign contributions charge –
Ex-Mass. Lawmaker Accused Of Campaign Violations | WBUR:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Suit filed over court patronage:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Voters claim signatures forged in Gardner:

Massachusetts cracking down on cybercafe gambling – The Boston Globe:
Simulcasting gets OK – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:
Massachusetts lawmakers OK bill extending simulcasting at racetracks | AP:

Mass. Senate approves ‘supportive housing’ bill – AP:
Gov. Deval Patrick’s parole reforms gather dust –
Massachusetts bills focus on trucking topics – Landline:
WAMC: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s testimony could affect outcome of immigrant student tuition measures (2011-07-21) :

Agency avoids law, landowners say |
MassDevelopment enters talks on Devens film and TV complex – Lowell Sun Online :
Mass. tax take still climbing in new fiscal year – AP:
Common Cause to hold Mass. re-districting contest – AP:
Massachusetts gains jobs, unemployment rate unchanged as fewer than expected tornado-related claims made |
State identifies three workers fired after Fall River drowning – The Boston Globe:

Officials eye pumping up gas tax –
Next stop in rail push is D.C., Patrick says |
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Heat to delay commuter trains:

Romney ad reopens NH identity debate from Political Intelligence:

Kerry acknowledges gay marriage change from Political Intelligence:
Scott Brown seeks to hike fines for killing seals |
Rep. Barney Frank’s bill would use fish fines for research -AP:

Former Democratic party chair Phil Johnston on the Mass. Senate race -Greater Boston:
Massachusetts Democrats say Wall Street rewarding Sen. Scott Brown |
Gov. Deval Patrick doubts high jobless rate will cost Obama his job –

Blue Mass Group | Scott Brown refuses to supply backup for his fake poll:
Just Between you and me, watch what you say – The Download:
Red Mass Group:: What did Tim Murray do to deserve being pushed out in front of a gas tax hike? :
Blue Mass Group | Scott Brown: The Caboose of the Senate:
On Filene’s, put up, or shut up – The Boston Globe:

CT Malloy And Unions Racing To Reach A Deal –
NH Business groups split on debt | Concord Monitor:
NH State’s money-saving idea goes awry | Concord Monitor:
ME Capitol for a Day: LePage pans North Woods park | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram :