MASSterList: Casino bill tantalizingly close to final approval – Transgender rights, anti-human tra

WAIT FOR IT: Still waiting on that gambling bill. Still waiting. But the legislature passed transgender rights (AP), anti-human trafficking (AP) and the new district maps (Republican), so they did get something done. Just not the 800 lbs. gorilla in the room. And that gorilla has a gambling problem and wants his free casino-floor booze so I wouldn't make him wait too much longer. (GlobeRepublicanAPHeraldT&G)

TISEI: Former Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei is back on the campaign trail, officially announcing his bid for John Tierney's seat in Congress. (WLGloucester Times)

Russell Simmons Speaks To Occupy Boston Protesters – CBS WHDH-TV – Ex-Mass. speaker loses bid to stay out of prison Casino Approval Spurs Neighborhood Fears – Boston News Story – WCVB Boston

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