In the News – 01/30/09

Freshman Dems Bought By Special Interests

Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, received about $6,300 from PACs and lobbyists from Oct. 18 through the end of last year, while Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, received about $5,800 from the same sources in the same time period, according to campaign finance reports filed last week.

http://www.milforddailynews.co…

If it Moves, Dems Will Tax It

Benson’s environmental protection bill will require customers to pay a surcharge of five cents for each plastic bag used at grocery stores.

http://www.wickedlocal.com/lan…

Rep. George Peterson (R) Rips Devals Budget on Michelle McPhee

http://wtkk.everyzing.com/view…

…and finally, just for fun

Sox strike deal with Varitek!

On the day of a team-mandated deadline, the Red Sox reached agreement with Varitek early this afternoon on a one-year year, $5 million contract for the 2009 season, according to multiple baseball sources. The deal includes a dual second-year option that first allows the Sox to retain the player for an identical $5 million salary 2010; should the Sox decline that, Varitek can exercise a right to return to the club for a guaranteed $3 million with the chance to earn an additional $2 million in incentives.

http://www.boston.com/sports/b…

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