House passes 3-strikes bill – Beware of conservative hipsters – Mitt refuses to release taxes – Microburst!

DO THEY EVEN SELL KHAKIS THAT TIGHT?: If liberals are this upset about the existence of “conservative hipsters,” I can’t even imagine how freaked out real conservatives are about them.

A MIGHTY WIND: Arlington got blown away yesterday evening.

TAX MAN: They try to make Mitt show his returns, and he says “No, no no!”

HOUSE OF ACTION:: The House was busy yesterday, passing the three-strikes “Melissa’s bill” sentencing reform legislation, the Taunton casino compact and some budget veto overrides.

Marian Walsh, ESQ Consulting Services - Experience that informs. Passion that performs.
ELECTION:
Elizabeth Warren backs President on business success – BostonHerald.com
GOP candidates set sights on Markey during Ashland debate – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News
STATE NEWS:
SJC affirms Lawrence men’s conviction in 2001 murder » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA
Federal budget cuts could cause layoffs | WWLP.com
Mass. tax collections up $600M in FY12 – BostonHerald.com
PATRICK
Deval Patrick to attend foster youth summit – BostonHerald.com
Barrage of opinions on garage standoff – BostonHerald.com

Annual Vineyard shark contest endures (Cape Cod Times)
LEGISLATURE:
Mass. House votes 120-32 to support casino in East Taunton – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Daily Gazette
New welfare restrictions target booze, tattoos – Boston.com
House ratifies casino deal with Mass. tribe – Boston.com
Mass. House approves overhaul to sentencing laws – Boston.com
Mass. House weighing two-day sales tax holiday – Boston.com
LOCAL NEWS:
Lantigua to lead ‘health’ walks » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA
Springfield gets $21 million for public transportation projects | WWLP.com
O’Brien moves to fill new post – Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com
Councilors unhappy with shrinking space – Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com
Westford Selectman Wormell to take on state Rep. Arciero – Lowell Sun Online
Energy contract seen paying off for Lowell – Lowell Sun Online
BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Do Political Campaigns Matter? | MassPoliticsProfs
MBTA asked for input on fares, so how about surveillance? – On Liberty blog – Boston.com
Romney’s Bermuda triangle? Digging into Mitt’s offshore, post-9/11 profiteering investment [Bernstein on NBC News] – Talking Politics
Sean Bielat, CEO of MoonASenator.com? – Talking Politics
Health Care, Electricity Bills Will Determine Beacon Hill Grades
Red Mass Group:: Races Around The State: Metro West
Red Mass Group:: Former MassGOP Chair Jim Rappaport Joins Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance
Blue Mass Group | Romney, channeling Warren and Obama, says it takes a village to build a business
Blue Mass Group | A Query
AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Maine Turnpike Authority to meet on toll hike proposals | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Vermont cancels Massachusetts jail contract – Boston.com
GOP Foes Challenge Roraback’s Credibility As Fiscal Conservative – Courant.com
McMahon, Shays: In Debate, McMahon and Shays Clash Over Taxes, Experience, Wrestling – Courant.com

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