Senate close to casino vote – Goldy Gone – A costly occupation

If this isn’t the last time I write this, I don’t know what I’ll do. Take a deep breath. Here goes: The Senate is expected to resume work on the expanded gambling bill this afternoon in what I hope beyond hope is the final day of debate. (Globe, WBUR)

OK, got through it. Moving on to more important, completely inside-baseball issues: Gov. Patrick’s press secretary/lovable mascot/bald companion No. 2 is leaving the State House to take over the Gov’s political operation as head of the Fly Deval Around the Country PAC. (Globe)

OCCUPY: Occupy Boston gets a price tag (Globe, AP, WBUR), while Worcester can’t even muster enough hippies to protest right. (T&G)

GAMBLING:
Mass. Senate Expected To Vote On Gambling Bill | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Mass. Senate moving toward vote on casinos – Boston.com: www.boston.com

BOOZE:
Happy hour coming back? – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

LEGISLATURE:
Mass. lawmakers take no action on amendments – AP: feeds.boston.com
Mass. Senate moving toward vote on casinos – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
State Sen. Stan Rosenberg discusses Massachusetts redistricting with Longmeadow Democrats | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Lawmakers-want-ideas-on-job-creation: www.wwlp.com
Proposed-legislation-will-study-electromagnetic-fields-and-cancer: www.metrowestdailynews.comHedlund describes Baddour as Senate President in Waiting – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
Hedlund describes Baddour as Senate President in Waiting – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com

STATE HEADLINES:
AG Coakley testifies to NOAA, catch share ‘failings’ » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA : www.google.com
State measure targets school funding ’inequities’ – Enterpirse: www.enterprisenews.com
Utilities: State can’t force us to buy from Cape Wind – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise: www.enterprisenews.com
Attorney general puts Open Meeting Law rulings online – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
Patrick announces minor political team shakeup – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.comWorcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Patrick sees lost opportunities in defeat of jobs bill: www.telegram.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Patrick sees lost opportunities in defeat of jobs bill: www.telegram.com

OCCUPY:
Occupy Boston raises thousands of dollars on Internet – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com
Occupy Boston protesters undaunted by 141 arrests; New York protest to target JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Worcester otherwise Occupied: www.telegram.com
Occupy Boston Protesters In It For The Long Haul | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org

DOWNTOWN:
Brown urges jobs measures – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Scott Brown web message mirrors 2002 Elizabeth Dole speech – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com
scott-brown-accused-of-plagiarism.html: feeds.bizjournals.com

MITT MONITOR:
Miss. Sen. Cochran endorses Romney for president – AP: feeds.boston.com
Romney working Iowa quietly for caucus surprise – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Analysis: Mitt Romney scores Republican gains in wake of New Hampshire debate, N. J. Gov. Chris Christie endorsement | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Former House speaker endorses Romney – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

LOCAL RACES:
Mass. cities scramble to print multilingual ballots – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Wong, Solomito trade charges in Fitchburg mayoral debate: www.telegram.com

TRANSPORTATION:
T courtesy campaign gets Twitter backlash – Metro: www.metro.us
MBTA launches ad campaign urging riders to be more courteous – Metro Desk – Local news updates from The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

EDUCATION:
Governor visits Cape innovation school | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
UMass president’s bus tour coming to Lowell Wednesday – Lowell Sun Online: www.google.com

THE FEDS:
Rep. Keating Urges Congress To Pay Kin Of Slain Men – AP: feeds.wbur.org
barney-frank-to-hold-town-meeting-on-military-spending: blogs.wickedlocal.com

VIDEO:
VIDEO: Murray insists casinos will bring jobs – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com
VIDEO: Senate votes to reduce rules against cheap drinks – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com
VIDEO: Keating speaks out against proposed Social Security, Medicare changes at Weymouth forum – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com
Most children have free-access to pills | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Narrowing the Field – Talking Politics: thephoenix.com
The fiscal concerns of Occupy Boston – Less Is More blog – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Massachusetts Liberal: ABM: baystateliberal.blogspot.com
Red Mass Group:: Dear Occupiers, Who All is Gonna Pay Your Bills? : www.redmassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | Scott Brown’s official website contained copied material; website cannot be crawled: feedproxy.google.com
Keller @ Large: Voters To Blame « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com
Red Mass Group:: Casinos: Happy Hour for Hypocrites : www.redmassgroup.com
A Warren buffet – CW: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
With ‘Throw Rocks,’ Mass. GOP looks for the next Elizabeth Warren viral video | masslive.com: blog.masslive.com
Senate president who? « : sunpolsandpolitics.wordpress.com

"BEST" OF THE BLOGS:
BostonHerald.com – Blogs: Lone Republican» Blog Archive » Clueless in Boston: www.bostonherald.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
CT State Board of Regents for Higher Education: Agency Creates New Positions – Courant.com: www.courant.com
ME Maine Democrats vote ‘no’; Republicans limit support | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
ME House, Senate pass free trade treaties with three countries | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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