Awkward Romney bonanza – Spring sprung – Workers’ wrecks

SPRING FLING: Here’s the news: it was nice out yesterday and everyone was happy for one brief, shining moment. But that’s all over now that it’s 40 degrees again. (Globe, T&G)

CONGRATULATIONS!: The Washington Post has done my job for me today and compiled a compendium of awkward Mitt Romney videos.

LIVE FREE AND HIGH: After years of going to parties with Massachusetts and Maine and politely leaving the room when the party really gets started, the New Hampshire House gives in to peer pressure from neighboring states and tokes up with the rest of us. (AP)

Study: $2.1M damage bills for workers’ road wrecks (Photo: Boston Herald)
VIDEO:
Keller @ Large: Obama Campaign Trailer Trying To Re-Energize Eroding Base – CBS Boston State auditor: Non-profit’s expenses questionable – WHDH-TV 7NEWS
Mother Fights To Put Emergency Contact Info On Mass. Licenses – CBS Boston

Marian Walsh, ESQ Consulting Services - Experience that informs. Passion that performs.

MITT MONITOR:

PACs fill cash gap for GOP candidates – Nation – The Boston Globe

Mississippi Governor Endorses Romney – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston

Romney is facing skepticism in Republican South – AP

Romney: Obama ‘in part’ to blame for gas prices – AP

THE FEDS:

Keller @ Large: Obama Campaign Trailer Trying To Re-Energize Eroding Base « CBS Boston

GOP bets negative website will help unseat John Tierney – BostonHerald.com

‘Two old Brahmins going at each other’ – BostonHerald.com

Kerry bill aimed at fishing research » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

The Daily Item: Tierney in-law’s sentence delayed

The Daily Item: National GOP group launches website opposing Tierney

US Sen. Brown votes to back new oil pipeline – AP

CAMPAIGNS:

US Senate hopeful Warren in Obama campaign movie – AP

Olympia Snowe backs Scott Brown, sends ‘signal to voters’ – BostonHerald.com

Warren’s support from Hollywood stars criticized – The New York Times

Former aide to challenge Torrisi » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Republican Brooks throws hat in ring – Worcester Telegram & Gazette

White’s focus: jobs, property valuation – Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Sutter’s missteps under scrutiny | CapeCodOnline.com

LEGISLATURE:

Towns applaud Quinn Bill ruling even if issue settled locally with new deals or contracts forcing them to pay up – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse supports expanded bottle bill | masslive.com

Quinn Bill ruling complicates mandate – Worcester Telegram & Gazette

CASINOS:

Mohegan Sun pledges $50,000 for host community agreement with Palmer; refinances $1 billion in debt | masslive.com

Source: Tribe drops Middleboro acreage from land trust bid | CapeCodOnline.com

STATE HEADLINES:

State auditor: Non-profit’s expenses questionable – Boston News, Massachusettts News, WHDH-TV 7NEWS WHDH.COM

Study: $2.1M damage bills for workers’ road wrecks – BostonHerald.com

Bay State GOP chief taking some heat – Metro – The Boston Globe

Mass. Jobless Rate Holds Steady – AP

Senior groups slam Gov. Patrick, call for better representation – – WickedLocal.com

State no help to MBTA – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

Massachusetts college, university students rally at Statehouse for more education funding | masslive.com

Federal agency rules against Coakley in Pilgrim nuke case – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger

MISC:

Mother Fights To Put Emergency Contact Info On Mass. Licenses « CBS Boston

Michelle Obama’s star turn – Nation – The Boston Globe

Council blocks another Lantigua appointment » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

CT – Medical Marijuana: If Approved, Connecticut Would Join 16 Other States – Courant.com

CT – Ag Programs At High Schools Seek Funds To Grow, Hire More Teachers: Classrooms Aren’t Full, But Many Students On Waiting Lists – Courant.com

ME – Campaign finance law still has hole after Senate votes – AP

ME – Baldacci’s job requires silence on Senate run – AP

ME – Ex-lawmaker gets 45 days in jail for threat with gun | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

VT – Task Force to present VY report – Brattleboro Reformer

NH – Michelle Obama to visit NH today to promote ‘Let’s Move’ initiative – AP

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

Blue Mass Group | Warren Asks You What Kind of Charity Should Brown Donate

Forcing potential dropouts to stay could backfire – Less Is More blog – Boston.com

Pat Roberston: Legalize It – Less Is More blog – Boston.com

More casinos, more market saturation – Less Is More blog – Boston.com

Blue Mass Group | Which Leaves off This Tree will Fall This Spring?

Post by Mike Deehan

Headlines by Hannah McGoldrick

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