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MASSterList: Mass. delegation provides key votes for debt deal – Court reorg bill on Gov’s desk – W

DEBT: Now that the debt ceiling crisis is (almost) over, our electeds can get back to worrying about more provincial matters. (PIWBUR) COURTS: The court reorganization bill (BBJ) is ready for the Governor’s signature (Patch). WIND: Resistance to wind turbines seems to be growing on Cape Cod andbeyond (CCT). I’m not sure which party a …

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MASSterList: Patrick eases on slots – Debt compromise failure finger-pointing – Finneran on DiMasi’

GAMBLING: As the Legislature gets ready for its August break, the T&G and Republican look to the coming gambling debate set for the fall. DEBT: Kerry: the U.S. House debt bill is  “a waste of time.” (WBUR) Brown: U.S. House failure to pass anything is “pathetic.” (MassLive) Khazei: “Scott Brown is personally responsible.” (BMG) A…

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MASSterList: More storms hit W. Mass. – Shock treatment bill heard – Romney talks VPs

STORMS: Yet another storm wrecked parts of Western Mass yesterday. MEMA was all over it (WWLP), while Gov. Patrick praised the recovery of the communities hit hardest by earlier storms (T&G). SHOCK TREATMENT: The debate over skin shock treatment for severely autistic patients at a Canton private school hits the Legislature. (AP) NAVEL OBSERVATORY: A little ahead of yourself there,…

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MASSterList: DC stalemate causes worries in Mass. – Sales tax holiday almost settled – Tolman throw

DEFICIT TALKS: The state (T&G), Mass. delegation (PI), local businesses(BBJ), and the public (Ledger) are getting pretty nervous about the shenanigans in D.C. SO LET IT BE DONE: The state is nearing a decision to eliminate the sales tax for one weekend next month (AP). People are so stoked about it (Salem News), the Globe headline declares that it's…

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MASSterList: DiMasi fights for law license – Ortiz in the spotlight – Slaughterhouse oversight on t

CORRUPTION: Sal DiMasi is fighting to retain his right to practice law(Herald), while the woman that helped put him away gets a big ol' profile piece.(Globe) ACTUAL SAUSAGE MAKING: A bill to shift control over slaughterhouses from the Department of Public Health to the Agriculture department reminds us all that we have farms in Mass., and some of…

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MASSterList: Former Rep. Wallace indicted – Union sues over probation hiring – Up with simulcast, d

  TODAY IN CORRUPTION: Former Rep. Brian Wallace of South Boston was indicted yesterday on charges of campaign finance violations (GlobeHeraldWBUR) Also in corruption news, a state employee union is suing over the probation patronage scandal (T&G). DO I HAVE THIS RIGHT?: Gambling in front of electronic machines showing card games is bad (Globe).…

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