Indictments for Cahill allies – Nassour to step down – City preliminary elections – Casino opinions abound

TODAY IN CORRUPTION: Ruthless indicting machine Martha Coakley brought her mighty hammer down yesterday on former Probation Department head John O’Brien and former Tim Cahill chief of staff Scott Campbell for allegedly hosting a pay-to-play fund raiser that resulted in O’Brien’s wife being hired at the Mass. lottery. (CW) Will Treasurer Tim be next? (Herald, CW)

OPEN CHAIR: Every liberal’s secret crush, GOP state party chair Jennifer Nassour, is in a family way and will step down. (Herald, T&G, AP)

CITY PRELIMS: Springfield ( Republican) and Worcester (T&G) voters head to the polls for today’s preliminary municipal votes.

TODAY IN CORRUPTION:
Cahill on hot seat as AG warns: Probe not over – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Coakley indicts O’Brien, Cahill aide – CW: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Sealed indictment ‘highly unusual’- CW: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Easthampton mayor Michael Tautznik’s former campaign manager Raymond Drewnowski faced fraud charges in 2008 | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney pummels, profits from Fannie, Freddie – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.google.com
Romney swings through Georgia, Perry plans visit – AP: feeds.boston.com

GAMBLING:
State’s take has taken a hit since Patrick first proposed casinos | SouthCoastToday.com: www.google.com
Senators: Gambling bill good, not great – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com
Delays on casino bill cost state | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Mayoral candidates disagree on casino | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Officials seek a safe bet: www.telegram.com

HOT BILL WELD GOSSIP:
We Hear: Brad Pitt, Bill Weld, Allison Oropallo – BostonHerald.com: news.bostonherald.com

STATE HEADLINES:
Environmentalists: Mass. wood plant rules too weak – AP: feeds.boston.com
Gov. Patrick nominates Mass. parole board member – AP: feedproxy.google.com
Too much revenue puts twist on Massachusetts – Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com

BROWN:
Brown faults Obama debt plan with taxes on rich – AP: feeds.boston.com
Brown: No "unilateral statehood" for Palestinians – AP: feeds.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:
Parents’ rights bill on deck in Mass. (OneNewsNow.com) : www.google.com

2012:
Elizabeth Warren’s Harvard connection could prove both a boon and a bane – The Boston Globe: news.google.com

NASSOUR:
State GOP chief to step down – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Nassour leaving GOP post: www.telegram.com
MassGOP Chairwoman Resigns To Focus On Family | AP: feeds.wbur.org

MUNI PRELIMS:
Heading into Tuesday preliminary vote, Holyoke, Springfield mayoral candidates hope campaigns will live to see another day | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Cutdown day for Worcester City Council: www.telegram.com

MISC.
Gay rights supporters to stage protest in Boston – AP: feeds.boston.com
Mass. officials set to release local MCAS scores – AP: feeds.boston.com
Historic black meeting house in Boston restored – AP: www.enterprisenews.com
Council holds dramatic open session on clerk’s probe – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
Nurses rally for law banning forced overtime | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – State seeks waiver for Lake Quinsigamond bridge: www.telegram.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Obama’s plan will create jobs — for China – Lowell Sun Online: www.google.com
Jill Stein for president? – Less Is More blog – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Red Mass Group:: Jennifer Nassour Leaves GOP Chairmanship to Focus on Family : www.redmassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | Khazei echoes Scott Brown in anti-Warren fundraising pitch: feedproxy.google.com
Red Mass Group:: Progressive Super Activist Harmony Wu using Fake Twitter Account? : www.redmassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | CBS covers arrests and Wall Street protest – Globe silence continues: feedproxy.google.com
Red Mass Group:: A Vote for Keiko Orrall is a Vote Against the Machine : www.redmassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | RMG Sponsored Breitbart Wishes for Second Civil War (against the mean liberals): feedproxy.google.com

EBJIII GETS HIS OWN SECTION TODAY:
Blue Mass Group | Time to Take Casinos Seriously – House Ethics and Wiretap Laws – Adult Autism and NY Times – Washington Media – EB3 May Start a Comic Book: feedproxy.google.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
No state pension in Governor Chafee’s future | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
Rep. Daniel P. Gordon becomes 3rd R.I. lawmaker facing criminal charges | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
Ovide Lamontagne announces his run for governor | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
R.I. Ethics Commission may tighten rules on union ‘umbrellas’ | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
Lawmakers take up 6 nominations | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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