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Redistricting committee in W. Mass. – Health care: innovation, Mitt & Newt – MORE

The Redistricting committee hauled themselves out to Springfield (on a Saturday!) to hear from lawmakers and locals (AP) about how to carve up the western portion of the state after census data showed a population drop in the the region. Masslive.com has audio of the testimony, including remarks from Congressman Richard Neal and Sen. Stephen Brewer. Meanwhile, the Enterprise

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MASSterList: Gov meets Fidelity honchos – DiMasi lawyer to be publicly paid – Video poker raids

 Officials from Fidelity (AP) met with Gov. Patrick yesterday (Sun) to tell him, to his face, that they are still moving 1,100 jobs out of the state. The Globe’s Andrea Estes brings word that former House Speaker Sal DiMasi’s defence attorney for his upcoming trial will be paid by taxpayers as a public defender. The Eagle Tribune reports that…

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MASSterList: Gov and LG both out of town – Elections panel hears term limits, ballot reform – MORE

With Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray in Washington D.C. for the National Lieutenant Governors Association meetings, Gov. Deval Patrick’s trip to New York (Globe) for another political “friend-raiser” event leaves Secretary of State Bill Galvin in charge as acting governor. Galvin, last seen correcting his flubbed release of incorrect census data earlier this week, can breathe a sign of relief in…

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Census figures (real ones) show shifts – What do numbers mean for districts? – BCEC talk heats up –

After Secretary of State William Galvin’s slip up (AP) releasing incorrect census data earlier in the morning, the real numbers were made available by the afternoon. Local news organizations (CCT)  dove (Lowell Sun) into the numbers (Masslive) to see how their areas (Herald) changed over the last decade (MetroWest). The release of census data is of course the opening…

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