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MASSterList: Health care hearing lays out Gov’s plan – Romney raises over $10M in one day – MORE

HEALTH CARE: In a marathon hearing, the Legislature's Health Care Financing Committee heard from Gov. Patrick (Enterprise) and top administration aides on Patrick's proposed health care reform plan. The ball's in the Senate's court now as they prepare to take up the health care payment issue (Sun). MORE: AP, Globe, WWLP MITT MONITOR: Former Gov. Mitt Romney raised…

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MASSterList: Brown trashes ‘one-party rule’ – Gov’s Health bill heard- Steve Buoniconti: ad man

DOWNTOWN: U.S. Sen Scott Brown used his graduation address at Lasell College over the weekend (AP) to trash Democratic one-party rule on Beacon Hill (Globe), blaming state government’s corruption problems on a “go along, get along” culture.(Herald) HEALTH CARE: Gov. Patrick’s health care payment reform proposal goes before a legislative panel today (AP). SELL THEM PAPES: Former Sen. Stephen…

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MASSterList: Retro rewind for state leaders – Romney’s tale of two health plans – MORE

RETRO REWIND: Who knew the mid-oughts would be so in style in 2011? A former governor, speaker and senate president all made headlines yesterday. We’ll get back to the current owners of those positions next week, but for now enjoy five year old scandals and controversies: MITT MONITOR: Former Gov. Mitt Romney had his big moment yesterday (AP)to explain,…

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Durant tops Alicea in special election – Lawn triumphant – Former associate on DiMasi witness stand


SPECIAL ELECTIONS: Republican Peter Durant defeated incumbent Democrat Geraldo Alicea to finally end the six month saga of the 6th Worcester. (T&G) Democrat John Lawn pulled out a victory over the GOP's Jim Dixon to keep Peter Koutoujian’s former seat firmly in the blue category. (Globe) Left and Right have their say. GOING DUTCH: The DiMasi corruption trial continues lumbering…

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MASSterList: Big legislative week begins – Gov’s Council draws attention – Flaherty jumps in

CIRCULAR FIRING SQUAD: Attention is turning to the Governor's Council (S&E) as a proposal to abolish the body begins consideration on Beacon Hill (Globe). MORE: Walker, Gloucester Times FLAHERTY: Former Boston At-Large city councilor (and 2009 Menino opponent) Michael Flaherty is running for his old job (DotNews) and shaking up the council race. (Globe) FREE MAN: Your old

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