Lawmakers tee up budget overrides – Henriquez claims innocence – Warren haul foreshadows ad season – Prison-run drug ring busted by natural po-lice

OPERATION OVERRIDE: Speaker DeLeo and other House members are preparing to take up the welfare benefit debate again after Gov. Deval Patrick rewrote lawmakers’ reform plan when he sent the budget back to the Legislature earlier this week. Also on tap: a potential Taunton Hospital override and pay for human services workers.

COURT: Rep. Carlos Henriquez, arrested early Sunday on domestic assault and kidnapping charges, plead not guilty yesterday and issued a statement claiming innocence.

MIDDLE CLASS, MIDDLE CLASS, TRUCK, TRUCK, TRUCK: Thanks to Elizabeth Warren’s monster fund raising haul, you’re likely to see a lot, and I mean a lot, of Senate campaign ads this season.

INELASTIC PRODUCT: Boston’s own Avon Barksdale gets caught running a huge drug ring from jail and is presumably about to sent way down in the hole. No word yet if an awesomely business-savvy, but (spoilers!) ultimately doomed, partner who hates 40 degree days was involved.

CHEATERS WIN: And I know I’ve said this before, but what do you kids think about another trivia party, but with more opportunity for cheating and a not insignificant amount of MassterList self promotion? Talk to me on the twitter.

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

Obama ad has Romney’s record in Mass. wrong

SENATE RACE:

Elizabeth Warren raises $8.67m in quarter

Bulging war chests ensure Senate race ad war


Court details kidnap allegations vs. Dot rep (Photo: Ted Fitzgerald/Boston Herald)
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STATE NEWS:

Speaker vows welfare veto override

Mass. Gov. recommends own EBT restrictions

Massachusetts human services leaders ask for override of Deval Patrick’s veto

Gov’s prez focus fuels DeLeo dig BostonHeraldcom

Community colleges to see some changes

LOCAL HEADLINES:

Senate president concerned with Patrick’s plan to close Taunton State Hospital

Patrick rejects ‘Gateway’ provision

L’Italien: Lyons has delivered no results


Mass. court says lifetime parole for sex offenders not mandatory

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

ME – LePage: Didn’t intend to insult anyone with ‘Gestapo’ comment

CT – Finance Reports Identify Donors Of Checks Refunded By GOP Caucus After Campaign Scandal Broke

NH – Liberty caucus trumpets record

RI – Schilling’s game company heads to bankruptcy court

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