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MASSterList: Immigrant tuition and bottle bill up for hearings – Mitt’s luxury campaign – Patrick o

SAUSAGE FACTORY: Two big hearings today on Beacon Hill, with lawmakers looking at bills on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants (AP,MetroWest) and revisions to the state's bottle deposit system.(Sun,Globe)   MITT MONITOR: The Herald pipes up on Mitt Romney's pricey campaign. 2012: While Scott Brown continues to impress in polls (PI) , Gov.…

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MASSterList: Brown cruises in campaign while Warren rumors heat up anew – Grossman wants review of

  NO SWEAT SCOTTO: Everything's roses for Scott Brown says the Globe, while the Herald looks at Elizabeth Warren, who all of a sudden has a freed-up schedule for 2012. BOOZE: Treasurer Steven Grossman wants a review of the state's alcohol commission after allegations of sketchy hiring practices.(GlobeAP) WINNIPESAUKEE PAPARAZZI: The Lowell Sun makes news

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MASSterList: Gambling debate pushed to the fall – Court closures loom – New school food regs

  THE TIME FOR ACTION IS IN A COUPLE MONTHS: Speaker DeLeo's most imperative job-creating, revenue-boosting, not-really-that-morally-decaying legislative priority is going to be debated in September, so everyone can go on vacation next month. (Republican,GlobeAP) COURTS: Can we turn the Gloucester courthouse into a slot parlor(Globe)? Either way, the S.P. says court closures

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MASSterList: Judges warn of budget catastrophe – Muni-health deal praised – Red Line evac – Highway

COURTS: Calling this year's cuts to the Judiciary budget“catastrophic,” (CW) the leadership of the third branch is speaking out about possible courthouse closures (T&G) and asking Gov. Deval Patrick to stop all judicial appointments. (HeraldT&GBBJ) MUNI-HEALTH: Leaders on both sides of the issue praised, or at least tolerated, the municipal health care plan reform…

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MASSterList: Gov signs $30.6B budget – Brown backs federal anti-corruption bill – Patrick confident

BUDGET: Gov. Patrick signed a $30.6 billion budget yesterday. (T&G,WBURRepublican) He laments some of the cuts, says WWLP, but is pretty happy about the $2.5 million for higher education (BBJ).Lawmakers in both chambers are satisfied with the limited vetos the governor enacted (Sun Chron.) MASSD'OH: After this past weekend's highway tunnel maybe-cover-up…

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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…

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