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MASSterList: Labor aids tornado cleanup – DiMasi defense begins argument – Right to Repair heats up

CLEANING UP: Volunteers and relief workers, including labor organizations, continue to respond to the tornado-racked areas of the state. (Ledger) Gov. Patrick promises to do “everything we can.” (MassLive) Also, sleepover at the Gov's. (Globe) DiFENSE: Former Speaker Sal DiMasi and his co-defendants get to tell their side of the Cognos story today as…

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MASSterList: Cleanup continues in W. Mass. – Romney declares candidacy, Obama ‘failed’ – Palin come

TORNADO ALLEY: Tornado cleanup continues today, with word from Sen. Kerry about federal assistance (Wash. Post). Gov. Patrick hopes the death toll stays at four. (MassLive) The Herald alerts us to pols' that and are not in Western Mass. MITT MONITOR: Meanwhile, former Gov. Mitt Romney announced he's running for president (Globe) against Barack Obama, who is a…

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MASSterList: Tornado cleanup begins in Western & Central MA – Gov. and Senators tour damage – Romne

TORNADO ALLEY: The state begins cleaning up after a day of devastating tornadoes and thunder storms. Gov. Patrick, Lt. Gov. Murray, Sen. Kerry, Sen. Brown and other officials are on the ground in Western Mass. Patrick spoke with WWLP this morning about what's happening today. Tornado headlines: Live updates: Western Mass. tornado recovery effort underway Thursday | masslive.com: www.masslive.com…

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MASSterList: AFL-CIO boss to step down – DiMasi defense takes over – Disclosure forms inadequate

BOSS: AFL-CIO resident Robert Haynes will not run for reelection as the Union's head.(WBUR) MORE: HeraldGlobe DiFENSE: It's the accused side's turn to tell the tell of the infamous Cognos contract. HeraldGlobeAP DISCLOSURE: The BBJ and Globe tackle ineffective disclosure forms. TIN HATS: The Somerville Journal is a hotbed for “drafterism.” Release…

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MASSterList: Top Probation lawyer fired – RomneyCare by the record – Prosecution wrapping up at DiM

STOP SNITCHIN': The acting commissioner of Probation has fired the department's top lawyer for leaking information to former commissioner John O'Brien, who is accused of running a jobs-for-favors operation out of Probation. MITT MONITOR: If you haven't read Brian Mooney's authoritative piece on former Gov. Mitt Romney's role in Massachusetts' 2006 health care reform overhaul, do so now. (Globe) DiFENSE:…

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MASSterList: Patrick to take the stand at DiMasi trial – Senate passes FY12 budget – Court reform h

PATRICK TAKES THE STAND: Gov. Patrick is set to testify today in the corruption trial of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and his alleged co-conspirators (AP). The Herald has some advice for how the Guv should proceed, and the Globe has coverage of yesterday's dustup over Leslie Kirwan's testimony. SENATE BUDGET: The State Senate passed an FY12 budget just before…

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MASSterList: Kirwan to take stand – Fireproofing fell from tunnel ceiling – E. Warren faces Congres

KIRWAN: Former Patrick budget chief Leslie Kirwan is expected to testify today at the corruption trial of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi. (AP) There are only ten more prosecution witnesses to go (WBUR), with the last spot set aside for the Governor himself. TUNNEL TROUBLE: A two-foot piece of fireproofing material fell from the ceiling of the Rt. 90…

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