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

CASINOS:

Foxboro pol irate over casino talks – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

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

Patriots owner Robert Kraft: In the end, this town is my partner: www.myfoxboston.com

Patriots owner, Las Vegas casino mogul discuss resort-style casino: www.myfoxboston.com

The man behind the Foxboro casino plan – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

REP. TIERENY’S BROTHER-IN-LAW:

Tierney’s brother-in-law guilty of racketeering » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA: www.salemnews.com

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

MITT MONITOR:

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

Romney says he supports payroll tax cut – AP: www.boston.com

PROMISES, PROMISES: Securing US border impossible – AP: www.boston.com

At Belmont Temple, Romney Was An Influential Leader | WBUR: www.wbur.org

Romney in Ariz. for Quayle endorsement – AP: www.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:

DeLeo calls a caucus to oust Murphy – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

DeLeo calls special session to reportedly fire top aide: www.myfoxboston.com

Murray abandons wind energy siting bill | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

TAXES:

N. Andover delays setting its tax rate » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com

Council rejects mayor’s tax plan » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com

Hudson selectmen set split tax rate – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

Marlborough council OKs split tax rate – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

Plainville stays with single tax rate – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Massachusetts tax collections down in November, still above estimate – AP: www.masslive.com

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

Amherst Select Board adopts single tax rate | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

TORNADO RELIEF:

Clinic expanding after tornado damage | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

$2.8M grant for Monson tornado recovery | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

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

LOCAL POLITICS:

Menino to boost water transit – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

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

Quincy City Council: Pole policy working – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise: www.enterprisenews.com

MISC:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – State lists payments online: www.telegram.com

Springfield postal workers brace for impact of processing center closure | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Copper bullets OK’d for use by Guard | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

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

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

CT – state workers aid fraud: state department heads told to cooperate with investigators probing possible aid fraud by state workers – Courant.com: www.courant.com

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

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

VT – School readiness Legislators discuss pre-K issues – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

Murphy likely out as Majority Whip – Less Is More blog – Boston.com: boston.com

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

Mitt Faces the Admissions Committee | MassPoliticsProfs: www.masspoliticsprofs.com

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