Winslow jumps into Foxboro casino brawl – S.P. Murray opposes wind siting bill – Tierney bro-in-law guilty

OF COURSE HE IS: Characteristically, Rep. Dan Winslow is now involved in the Foxboro casino story. What took him so long? (Herald)

SHE SPEAKS: Senate President Therese Murray isn’t a fan of the wind energy siting bill and went all the way to the Berkshires to say so. (CCT)

LOCAL TALENT: Who needs to import casinos moguls in from Las Vegas when we have home-grown politically connected racketeers right here in Massachusetts? (Salem News, AP)

Patriots owner, Las Vegas casino mogul discuss resort-style casino Newt Gingrich Criticized For Stance On Child Labor Laws Occupiers attempt to bring materials to Dewey Square


Foxboro pol irate over casino talks –

Casino next to stadium unlikely to corrupt game, analysts say – Metro – The Boston Globe:

Patriots owner Robert Kraft: In the end, this town is my partner:

Patriots owner, Las Vegas casino mogul discuss resort-style casino:

The man behind the Foxboro casino plan – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:


Tierney’s brother-in-law guilty of racketeering » Local News », Salem, MA:

Massachusetts U.S. Rep. John Tierney’s brother-in-law convicted of racketeering – AP:


Dan Quayle to endorse Romney for nomination – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

Romney says he supports payroll tax cut – AP:

PROMISES, PROMISES: Securing US border impossible – AP:

At Belmont Temple, Romney Was An Influential Leader | WBUR:

Romney in Ariz. for Quayle endorsement – AP:


DeLeo calls a caucus to oust Murphy – Metro – The Boston Globe:

DeLeo calls special session to reportedly fire top aide:

Murray abandons wind energy siting bill |


N. Andover delays setting its tax rate » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA:

Council rejects mayor’s tax plan » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA:

Hudson selectmen set split tax rate – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:

Marlborough council OKs split tax rate – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:

Plainville stays with single tax rate – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:

Massachusetts tax collections down in November, still above estimate – AP:

Springfield City Council approves special tax incentive for Custom Carbide; incentive for F.W. Webb undecided |

Amherst Select Board adopts single tax rate |


Clinic expanding after tornado damage |

$2.8M grant for Monson tornado recovery |

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal announces $2.9 million in tornado aid for Monson |


Menino to boost water transit – Metro – The Boston Globe:

Taunton City Hall option gets boost from state commission official – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Gazette:

Quincy City Council: Pole policy working – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise:


Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – State lists payments online:

Springfield postal workers brace for impact of processing center closure |

Copper bullets OK’d for use by Guard |

Tufts prof. named to senior UN position in Liberia – AP:


CT – state workers aid fraud: state department heads told to cooperate with investigators probing possible aid fraud by state workers –

ME – Maine senators lobbied on consumer agency | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:

ME – New mayor marks historic change for Portland | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:

VT – School readiness Legislators discuss pre-K issues – Brattleboro Reformer:


Murphy likely out as Majority Whip – Less Is More blog –

Blue Mass Group | Mitt’s Lecture on Flip Flopping:

Mitt Faces the Admissions Committee | MassPoliticsProfs: