DiMasi fights for law license – Ortiz in the spotlight – Slaughterhouse oversight on the table – Appliance rebate and possible sales tax holiday

CORRUPTION: Sal DiMasi is fighting to retain his right to practice law (Herald), while the woman that helped put him away gets a big ol’ profile piece.(Globe)

ACTUAL SAUSAGE MAKING: A bill to shift control over slaughterhouses from the Department of Public Health to the Agriculture department reminds us all that we have farms in Mass., and some of those farms slaughter animals. (MetroWest, BBJ)

BREAKS: If you need appliances, there may be a tax break double whammy (AP) headed your way.

STATE NEWS:
Governor Patrick hears victims of violence – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Monday morning briefing – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Massachusetts appliance rebate program offers savings on refrigerators and air conditioners | AP: www.masslive.com
Educators’ pensions skyrocket – Herald

LEGISLATURE:
Panel to consider Mass. sales tax holiday – AP: feeds.boston.com
Bill would overhaul slaughterhouse oversight – Boston Business Journal: www.bizjournals.com
Bill would transfer oversight of Massachusetts slaughterhouses – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

2012:
Mass. House delegation relying heavily on PACs – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com
Brown misses planned Senate fund-raiser -PI: feeds.boston.com
GOP presidential candidate stops by Attleboro cookout – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

TODAY IN CORRUPTION:
Facing prison time, DiMasi fights to keep law license – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Overhaul in works for special-ed collaboratives – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com
For US attorney, Bulger trial is latest high-profile case – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Gov. Responds To Scathing Big Dig Report – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston: www.google.com
The Daily Item: MBTA responds to property concerns: itemlive.com

HEALTH CARE:
Mayors like changes to health law » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA : www.salemnews.com

LOCAL NEWS:
Political intrigue surrounds Klimm deal | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Candidate for board: ‘It’s political’: www.telegram.com
Tiny error begets big loss in Cape grants | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

MISC.
Analysis: boat tax sinks Massachusetts – Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Fishermen to appeal to Congress on catch limits – AP: feeds.boston.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | When Tom Coburn is making sense, you know you’re in big trouble: feedproxy.google.com
Keller @ Large: State GOP’s Jennifer Nassour Talks Mass. Politics – WBZ: boston.cbslocal.com
Red Mass Group:: ABCC Patronage and Why the Globe Thinks You Are Wicked Stupid : www.redmassgroup.com
Un-Warren-ted speculation | Mass Politics Blog: blogs.wickedlocal.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
VT Local legislators oppose redistricting plan – Brattleboro Reformer : www.reformer.com
VT To refuel or not to refuel? – Brattleboro Reformer : www.reformer.com
CT Unions Expect Layoffs To Be Put On Hold After New Concessions Deal – Courant.com: www.courant.com
CT Domestic Violence: Connecticut law leads to high number of dual arrests in domestic violence cases – Courant.com: www.courant.com
ME State House Notebook LePage: Heating assistance facing federal cuts | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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