Boston council prelims shape ballot, shake Southie incumbent – Senate adopts shorter wait for lawmakers to work at Casinos, reject slots at Logan – Sheriffs continue call for immigration reform

PRELIMS: Newcomer Suzanne Lee topped incumbent Bill Linehan in the Boston City Council District 2 preliminary race last night. (Herald, TP, WBUR) Other city ballots are taking shape in Worcester (T&G), Fitchburg (T&G) and Pittsfield (WWLP).

CASINOS: It’s not the biggest or most important part of this whole casino debate, but slots at Logan airport still would have been pretty cool. Thanks for taking that away from me, Sens. Killjoy (D-Everywhere But Taunton) (AP).

IN THE RED LINE: Sorry I was late with this, I had to take a second job to save up to pay for my commute. (Globe)

CASINOS:
Mass. Senate weakens restrictions on lawmakers taking jobs at casinos – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Senate backs shorter wait for ex-legislators to accept casino jobs: telegram.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Quick shift on casino jobs vote: www.telegram.com
Casino press release bogus | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Mass. Senate nixes slot machines at Logan Airport – AP: feeds.boston.com

CITY PRELIMS:
Southie’s Linehan finishes second in prelim to Lee – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Lee & Baker Shine In Prelims – Talking Politics: thephoenix.com
Ballot set for Pittsfield Mayor’s race | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Baker, O’Toole To Face Off In Boston Council Race | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Four mayoral candidates line up: www.telegram.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Solomito’s surprise: Wong second in Fitchburg race: telegram.com

EDUCATION:
New UMass President Robert Caret wants the Amherst campus to climb to the top 25 | masslive.com: www.google.com
State officials: Scrap special-ed collaboratives – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
Mass. hearing set on educational collaboratives – AP: feeds.boston.com

IMMIGRATION:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Lawmakers step up push for crackdown on illegal immigrants: www.telegram.com
Mass. sheriffs call for illegal immigration focus – AP: feeds.boston.comWhat other chiefs are paid – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Officials: MBTA fare increases likely on the way – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Cash-strapped T warns of fare increases, service cuts by July – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
T to raise fares – AP: www.lowellsun.com

2012:
Obama adviser anoints Warren – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
V.P. Biden visit recalls Elizabeth Warren’s statements against bankruptcy bill – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Biden courts financial backers, voters in Boston – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

MISC.
Deval Patrick says approving daughter’s wedding administration application was easy – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.google.com
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown reassures West Springfield area veterans about benefits | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
What other chiefs are paid – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney expects to raise much less money this quarter – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

STATE NEWS:
Report details how global warming may affect Mass. – AP: feeds.boston.com
Mass. work to resolve English learner violations – AP: feeds.boston.com
Bill to end time limit on abuse cases | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
NH David Axelrod at Politics & Eggs | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
VT Entergy asks judge to limit Vermont’s power to shut down nuclear plant – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com
ME Legislators make deal to reshuffle two Maine congressional districts | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
ME ‘Bath salt’ users face tougher penalties in Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
ME Site found for Portland pot dispensary | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Keller @ Large: Patrick Clueless On Illegal Immigration Safety Crisis « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com
The immigrant wedge – CommonWealth Magazine: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Red Mass Group:: Elizabeth Warren Exacerbates Democrats "Southie" Problem: www.redmassgroup.com
Red Mass Group:: Marlborough Councilor Matt Elder Restarts Secure Communities Fight: www.redmassgroup.com
Red Mass Group:: Michael Graham calls out Deval Patrick on his Pathological Lying on Secure Communities: www.redmassgroup.com
Brownsberger assembles state Senate campaign team | Mass Politics Blog: blogs.wickedlocal.com
Blue Mass Group | Court seals AG report on O’Brien allegations: bluemassgroup.com
Wanted for theft: Brown, Conroy, Massey, Khazei and (Setti) Warren. | Mass Politics Blog: blogs.wickedlocal.com
Casinos come to Massachusetts | MassPoliticsProfs: www.masspoliticsprofs.com

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