DeLeo says no no taxes in budget – LG Murray’s money woes – JPKIII in Brookline

SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM: This photo just about sums it up. There won’t be any additional taxes on candy, soda and cigarettes as long as Speaker Bob DeLeo has a say in this budget. The Speaker put the kibosh on Gov. Deval Patrick’s plan to boost the taxes charged on those oh-so-enjoyable vices yesterday in an address to the House. (Republican, Globe, Daily News, Herald)

LT. SMASH: Lt. Gov. Tim Murray’s political troubles are also fast becoming hefty money woes. After paying for the wrecked cruiser and driving fines, Murray’s had to fork over $6,500 just to handle the extra communications burden resulting from the crash and his dealings with a disgraced housing official. (Herald)

ALLOWANCE: I don’t know if they would be as generous as they are to their own son, but perhaps Murray could ask the parents of Rep. Paul Adams for some cash. They seem to be rolling in it. (Eagle Trib.)

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Hey Brookline, you have a new neighbor. It’s cool though, his grandfather and great uncle were born there about a million years ago, so just keep thinking about them and not the one currently running for office and everything should work out fine. (AP)

Scott Brown pushes Irish immigration bill (Photo: Marty Katz)
VIDEO:
AG Coakley expected to sign settlement with banks – My Fox Boston Funding for electronic health records – WWLP.com Home Heating Oil For A Penny Per Gallon? – CBS Boston

MITT MONITOR:

Mitt Romney readies fight for GOP’s right – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

After wins, Rick Santorum rips Mitt Romney – Politics – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

New poll shows Obama beating Romney in Virginia – Politics – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Newt Gingrich hits Mitt Romney on gun-rights issues – Politics – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Santorum surge is telling for Romney – Nation – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Romney Turns Focus To Santorum – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston: www.thebostonchannel.com

Student tries to throw glitter at Romney in Denver – AP: www.boston.com

DELEO:

Local lawmakers back speaker’s no-new-taxes pledge – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News: www.milforddailynews.com

Speaker Robert DeLeo opposes governor’s plan for new taxes and fees | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Robert DeLeo: Taxes not way out of $$ woes – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

LEGISLATURE:

Senate passes prescription drug bill – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News: www.milforddailynews.com

Felons may get 2nd chance at innocence | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

Massachusetts House approves bill that would allow those convicted of crimes to request new forensic tests – AP: www.masslive.com

SCOTT BROWN BUZZ:

Sen. Scott Brown pushes for Senate vote on bill to sell underused federal properties after House passes its version | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Scott Brown pushes Irish immigration bill – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Sen. Scott Brown’s Irish immigration bill could move forward soon | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

LOCAL POLITICS:

The Daily Item: Mayor decries Lynn’s political culture: itemlive.com

Rep tackles health care reform at chamber breakfast » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA: www.salemnews.com

State program will net energy savings for Marlborough, Medway – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

Senior tax relief work abatement program returns to Palmer | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

West Springfield Mayor Gregory Neffinger talks with District 1 residents about tornado response, affordable housing | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

STATE HEADLINES:

The Daily Item: Davey: Gas tax one way to avert looming state transportation crisis: itemlive.com

With Warren Ahead, Democratic Hopefuls Gear Up For Primary | WBUR: www.wbur.org

Joseph P. Kennedy III on Brookline voter list – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

Foes take swipe at Deval Patrick – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

MISC:

Funding for electronic health records | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

Home Heating Oil For A Penny Per Gallon? « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Land on Auburn-Oxford line pitched for casino: www.telegram.com

AG:

Coakley expected to sign onto bank settlement – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

AG Coakley expected to sign settlement with banks: www.myfoxboston.com

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AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

CT – Education reform: Gov. Malloy calls for reform to tenure. – Courant.com: www.courant.com

ME – LePage losing chief of communications – AP: www.pressherald.com

ME – Deal to reduce shortfall brings praise, attacks | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

ME – Sweeping changes set out for education | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

VT – Vermont Senate committee discusses power line purchase – AP: www.reformer.com

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