MASSterList: Pressure on DeLeo – Big 3 gear up for Gambling – Final budget looms – Barrios quits –

In the wake of the DiMasi conviction, the all eyes are on Speaker Robert DeLeo and the rest of the Legislature when it comes to dealings with lobbyists and how the sausage gets made. (Herald)

Don't worry everybody, Rep. Richard Bastien is here to save the Fourth of July, the day we commemorate how George Washington killed General Howe with an M80. (Herald)

And of course it's also time for our slightly newer annual tradition: rushing to pass a budget (AP) then having a tense debate on gambling. (Globe)

Former Senator Barrios quits as the head of GLAAD after endorsing a telecom bill pushed by a donor. (AP)

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