MASSterList: Gambling bill passes, awaits Gov’s action – Casino developers pitch locations – State

CHA-OMG FINALLY-CHING: Avoiding a potential 11th hour snag over a shift in local aid funding from casino revenue, Beacon Hill leaders finally, finally, passed an expanded gambling bill that Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to sign. (GlobeHeraldPICCT)

BIDDING WAR: Now that the bidding process for the three resort casinos and one slot parlor is all but assured to happen, which major out-of-state companies are lining up to build and where? Maybe Springfield. (Republican) Maybe Middleboro(Enterprise). Raynham is confident, too (Ledger).

HEAVY METAL GODS: And after all that bill passing that certainly couldn't have been done at any other point in the 10-month session, the Legislature even had time to stop scrap metal thieves! Things are looking up in Massachusetts. (Salem News)

PARTY POLS: Who does the state GOP belong to, tea partying locals looking to boost their numbers in the Legislature or superstars like Downtown S. B. and known party rapper Mitt Romney? (Phoenix)

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