MASSterList: LG breaks Speranzo tie for Gov Council approval – Brown adds to warchest – BCBS to pay

GOVERNOR CAMEO: Not a ton happened yesterday, and believe it or not, the Governor's Council meeting was the most interesting part of the whole day. (AP) Rep. Speranzo was confirmed by the Council for a Chief Magistrate job, but only after Gov. Patrick stopped by to allow Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to cast the tie-breaking vote. There were no screaming matches or tearful outbursts, for the record.

MONEY RACE: Scott Brown is still raising a bunch of money. (Sun) His opponents, not so much. (Globe)

SEVERANCE: And Blue Cross Blue Shield decides to eat $4.2 million to get this whole Cleve business behind them. (BBJ)

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