Brazil prez visits – Essex Sheriff under investigation – CW mag on lobbyists – Warren’s $$$ – Mitt’s to-do l ist

SUPER TUESDAY:It’s a busy day at the State House and in government, what with the President of Brazil visiting, the Occupiers getting the boot and the real big news that the gaming commission is finally holding its first meeting.

SHERIFFS BEING SHERIFFS: Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins is being investigated by the AG for strong arming employees into donating to his campaign, says WBZ.

HEROS: CommonWealth magazine (full spring issue here) is out today with the feature profile on what makes Beacon Hill move: lobbyists.

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Elizabeth Warren sets Mass. Senate fund-raising pace – Metro – The Boston Globe

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren seeks change in immigration law – AP

Warren gains in fundraising – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

Chasing the middle class – CommonWealth Magazine

Senate race generates big bucks – AP

Mitt Romney pulls negative ads aimed at Rick Santorum – Politics – The Boston Globe

Romney’s Weekend Draws Media Attention – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston

Mitt Romney faces lengthy to-do list as likely Republican nominee – AP


Elizabeth Warren sets Mass. Senate fund-raising pace (Photo: Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe)
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AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

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VT – Senator White fixes charter changes – Brattleboro Reformer

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Doubt over MBTA surplus use – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

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Time out – CommonWealth Magazine

Beacon Hill’s army of influence – CommonWealth Magazine

I-Team: Essex County Sheriff Now Being Investigated By Attorney General « CBS Boston

Finding her voice – CommonWealth Magazine

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First public casino commission meeting to be held at UMass-Boston | WWLP.com

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Mass. casino panel to hold first meeting – AP

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Childs Touts Experience In 4th Congressional Run | WBUR

Mass. lawmakers holding hearing on pot question – AP

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Headline list by Hannah McGoldrick

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