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)

TODAY IN CORRUPTION:
Former Massachusetts legislator Brian P. Wallace indicted – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Ex-Southie rep faces campaign contributions charge – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Ex-Mass. Lawmaker Accused Of Campaign Violations | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Suit filed over court patronage: www.telegram.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Voters claim signatures forged in Gardner: www.telegram.com

GAMBLING:
Massachusetts cracking down on cybercafe gambling – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Simulcasting gets OK – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Massachusetts lawmakers OK bill extending simulcasting at racetracks | AP: www.masslive.com

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

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

TRANSPORTATION:
Officials eye pumping up gas tax – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com
Next stop in rail push is D.C., Patrick says | SouthCoastToday.com: www.google.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Heat to delay commuter trains: www.telegram.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney ad reopens NH identity debate from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

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

2012:
Former Democratic party chair Phil Johnston on the Mass. Senate race -Greater Boston: www.wgbh.org
Massachusetts Democrats say Wall Street rewarding Sen. Scott Brown | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Gov. Deval Patrick doubts high jobless rate will cost Obama his job – BostonHerald.com: www.google.com

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

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

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