Air Force base cuts worry pols – Charley Murphy wants you to FIOA him – Holyoke mayor on Quixotic crusade to prove Holyoke exists

PLANES, PLANES, GO AWAY: An Air Force plan to cut two bases in western Mass., part of the Obama budget package, has local leaders speaking out about the economic impact cuts would have. Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee and Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield account for nearly 5,000 jobs in the area. (Globe) The Globe even busted out their "worried Neal" photo for the occasion.

SUNLIGHT: Rep. Charley Murphy wants to overhaul the state’s public records law and make it easier for the public to access information.(Herald)

HAS HIS WORK IS CUT OUT FOR HIM: The new mayor of Holyoke says his top priority is "making sure people know Holyoke exists." (Republican)

Bay State wary of Air Force base cuts (Photo: File)
VIDEO:
Keller @ Large: Martha Coakley On New Mortgage Settlement – CBS Boston Mass. panel to examine RX drug shortage – WWLP.COM NE Unsolved: wanted fugitives profiled – My Fox Boston

MITT MONITOR:

Mitt Romney wins Maine caucuses – Nation – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Rick Santorum says Mitt Romney paid for CPAC votes – Politics – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Focus on conservative credentials puts Mitt Romney in least favorable spotlight – Politics – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Rick Santorum says Mitt Romney paid for CPAC votes – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Romney backed earmarks in Mass. – AP: www.telegram.com

CAMPAIGNS:

Weston psychiatrist gets inside candidates’ heads with new book – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News: www.milforddailynews.com

The Daily Item: Democrats rally party faithful at Lynn caucus: itemlive.com

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Toomey, Biancheria to seek state rep post: www.telegram.com

Voter registration deadline nears for primaries – AP: www.boston.com

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LEGISLATURE:

Pol pushes for records reform – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

STATE HEADLINES:

Keller @ Large: Martha Coakley On New Mortgage Settlement « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com

Mass. panel to examine RX drug shortage | WWLP.COM: www.wwlp.com

Bay State wary of Air Force base cuts – Nation – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

RI city vs. Brown in latest town-gown money clash – AP: www.boston.com

LOCAL POLITICS:

Kirk eyes adding economic director » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA: www.gloucestertimes.com

The Daily Item: Contraception causes clash of church, state: itemlive.com

Chicopee City Council restores Mayor Bissonnette’s chief of staff | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Holyoke looks to new mayor, computing center, ways to make city attractive to new businesses | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Quincy’s QCAP expands free tax preparation to all of Norfolk County – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

Lynn agency proposes low cost housing for veterans – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

Interest in Community Preservation Act waning after 10 years – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

MISC:

NE Unsolved: wanted fugitives profiled: www.myfoxboston.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

ME – State House Notebook: All eyes on House budget vote this week | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

JPKIII takes the lead | MassPoliticsProfs: www.masspoliticsprofs.com

Massachusetts Liberal: Myth busted: baystateliberal.blogspot.com

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