The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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MA 2013 Archives

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Massachusetts Political Headlines 2013 Archives

MAY 2013

Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray to resign, take post with Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce (Political Intelligence, 5/22/13)
VIDEO: Lt. Governor Tim Murray resigns from post (CBS Boston, 5/22/13)
Health insurance exchanges will lack some key features designed to protect consumers(Boston Globe, 5/19/13)
Casinos: Tribe has high hopes for Taunton site (Cape Cod Times, 5/14/13)
Two candidates want city to vote on Suffolk casino (Boston Herald, 5/14/13)
String of elections in Springfield raises concerns about voter weariness and confusion(Springfield Republican, 5/13/13)
Frustrated in Congress, Rep. Capuano weighs run for governor (Taunton Daily Gazette,5/13/13)
Patrick administration, developer John Rosenthal strike air rights deal for Fenway Center over Mass. Pike (Boston Globe, 5/13/13)
State health inspections backlogged months as department pleads for money (Boston Globe, 5/13/13)
Revenue gain could lead Mass. to restore some cuts (AP, 5/12/13)
Private casino companies confront a late start, other challenges in Southeastern Mass.(Boston Globe, 5/12/13)
In wake of revenue surge, Patrick looking at spending options (Boston Herald, 5/11/13)
Massachusetts GOP: Revitalize or die (Red Mass Group, 5/11/13)
Springfield City Council approves MGM casino deal (AP, 5/10/13)
Gomez stands ground on home (Boston Globe, 5/10/13)
Gov. Patrick to join Ireland trade mission (AP, 5/10/13)
What to make of the Lynch/Gomez voter? (MassPoliticsProfs, 5/10/13)
Governor Deval Patrick to travel to Ireland with Senate President Therese Murray(Political Intelligence, 5/9/13)
Patrick, Murray set trade trip to Ireland (Boston Globe, 5/9/13)
Poll puts Markey 17 points over Gomez in US Senate race (Boston Globe, 5/9/13)
People’s Pledge: Does it matter that we know the donors? (MassPoliticsProfs, 5/9/13)
New poll has Markey leading, 52-35, but many undecided (The Patriot-Ledger, 5/8/13)
Despite absence from politics, poll shows Scott Brown is favorite for Mass Governor in 2014 race(MassLive, 5/8/13)
Dems have edge in sprint to Mass. special election (AP, 5/1/13)

APRIL 2013

Gabriel E. Gomez wins GOP nod in special US Senate primary; Edward J. Markey to run for the Democrats (Boston.com, 4/30/13)
Markey, Gomez win Mass. US Senate primaries (AP, 4/30/13)
In Gabriel Gomez, Democrats worry about reliving Scott Brown nightmare (Boston Globe,4/30/13)
At Boston polls, a quiet voting day (Boston Globe, 4/30/13)
Gov. Patrick seeks federal aid for businesses that lost money because of the Marathon(Boston Globe,4/26/13)
VIDEO: Mass. gov: Video shows bomb suspect dodging blast (AP, 4/21/13)
Marathon tragedy tempers campaigning (Boston Globe, 4/21/13)
‘Boston Strong’: A proud city shines through its pain (LA Times, 4/20/13)
People are already politicizing the Boston lockdown (Boston Magazine, 4/19/13)
The reckoning begins in Ashmont (Boston Globe, 4/17/13)
DeLeo, Murray break Mass. campaign spending tally (Eagle-Tribune, 4/17/13)
Mass. governor meets with bomb victims, trauma teams (AP, 4/17/13)
Boston bombing: Deval Patrick blames media for ’scoop’ (Politico, 4/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Pols tread lightly in wake of attack (Boston Herald, 4/17/13)
Former Mass. probation chief acquitted of conspiracy (Boston Globe, 4/16/13)
Tight security helps allay fears on the MBTA (Boston Globe, 4/16/13)
VIDEO: Investigation, mourning continues in wake of attacks (Boston Globe, 4/16/13)
Deval Patrick steps into the spotlight (The Fix, 4/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Democrats wage war on our wallets (Boston Herald, 4/15/13)
OPINION: Tax-portation bill (Boston Herald, 4/14/13)
Mass. Senate weighs transportation finance bill (AP, 4/13/13)
Pushing tax hike, shielding T fund (Boston Herald, 4/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Tax hikes on the line (Boston Herald, 4/13/13)
VIDEO: Mass. transportation plan approved by Senate (NECN, 4/13/13)
Four plans to fund Massachusetts transportation (Patch, 4/13/13)
Endgame emerges in state transportation fund battle (South Coast Today, 4/13/13)
VIDEO: Mass. transportation debate rages on (NECN, 4/13/13)
What the hell is an ‘Independent Republican?’ (MassPoliticsProfs, 4/12/13)
Casino lawsuit moving forward (Cape Cod Times, 4/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Common sense reforms (Boston Herald, 4/12/13)
Gov: I can’t ‘compel’ MBTA to release secret pension data (Boston Herald, 4/12/13)
Mass House leaders face fire over proposed budget cuts; UMass, local aid get top priorities(MassLive, 4/11/13)
Could the Senate plan provide common ground on budget? (CommonWealth, 4/11/13)
Speaker: Gov’s $1.9B plan puts rating at risk (Boston Herald, 4/11/13)
Patrick hopeful on transit funding (Boston Globe, 4/11/13)
In tone shift, Patrick calls Senate transportation finance bill ‘very hopeful’ (WBUR, 4/11/13)
Patrick says he’s open to transit tax-hike compromise (Sentinel & Enterprise, 4/11/13)
Gov wants Housing Authority consolidation (Patch, 4/11/13)
Robert A. DeLeo vows cleanup (Boston Herald, 4/11/13)
EDITORIAL: Transportation bill a numbers game (Sentinel and Enterprise, 4/11/13)
Statehouse News: House budget spends less than Patrick (Malden Observer, 4/11/13)
Therese Murray takes jabs at Deval Patrick’s transportation plan (Boston Magazine,4/11/13)
AUDIO: Murray pitches Senate version of transit funding (WGBH, 4/11/13)
Exec kept list of patronage hires (Boston Herald, 4/11/13)
Ways and Means approves $33.8B state budget (Eagle-Tribune, 4/11/13)
Hours after being criticized by Senate leader, Governor Deval Patrick signals agreement possible(Political Intelligence, 4/11/13)
Mass. Senate leader hopeful on transportation bill (AP, 4/11/13)
EDITORIAL: Mass. House lives in real world (Boston Herald, 4/11/13)
Senate President Murray touts Legislature’s transportation plan (Boston Herald, 4/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Lesson for a lameduck – Patrick overestimated his persuasiveness (Boston Globe,4/10/13)
Mass. House looking at 3-cent hike in gas tax (Boston Globe, 4/10/13)
House panel calls for $33.8B Mass. budget (AP, 4/10/13)
Mass. House panel approves $33.8B budget for next fiscal year (Springfield Republican,4/10/13)
AUDIO: House releases budget amid standoff with Patrick (WGBH, 4/10/13)
House increases college, local aid (Boston Globe, 4/10/13)
MA public college presidents pledge to give students relief from fee increases under budget scenario unveiled on Beacon Hill (Springfield Republican, 4/10/13)
Mass. cities and towns could receive $920M in lottery aid under latest budget scenario(Springfield Republican, 4/10/13)
House $33.8B budget rejects Governor Deval Patrick’s push for early childhood expansion(Political Intelligence, 4/10/13)
OPINION: Letting the T crumble (Boston Globe, 4/9/13)
MA House votes for $500M tax increase, including hike in gas, cigarette taxes (MassLive, 4/9/13)
DeLeo – Murray: Getting the politics wrong! (Blue Mass Group, 4/9/13)
Biz slams brakes on Deval Patrick’s $1.9B plan (Boston Herald, 4/9/13)
House approves measure to fund transit system (Boston Globe, 4/9/13)
Patrick hopes for agreement with Legislature on major tax hike to fund transportation, education(Boston Globe, 4/9/13)
Globe’s McMorrow BLISTERS feckless legislature (Blue Mass Group, 4/9/13)
Mass. businesses don’t like insurance cost phase-in period (Boston Globe, 4/9/13)
Worcester slots plan takes a pounding (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 4/9/13)
House passes transportation bill, with tax hikes (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 4/9/13)
Debate to begin on transportation finance bill (AP, 4/8/13)
Transit protesters face arrest outside Statehouse for blocking traffic on Beacon Street(Boston Globe,4/8/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick pressures lawmakers over taxes, transportation spending (Political Intelligence, 4/8/13)
Gomez, Winslow & Lynch made a bad bet (MassPoliticsProfs, 4/8/13)
Waiting lists for charter schools overstate demand, review shows (Boston Globe, 4/8/13)
Safe Driver Act would grant licenses to immigrants living in US illegally (Springfield Republican,4/8/13)
Students concerned with jobs, gun control (Boston Herald, 4/8/13)
Tobacco tax hike plans raise concerns (Eagle-Tribune, 4/7/13)
VIDEO: Citizenship rally draws hundreds (Boston Herald, 4/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Lots of smoke blown at train service ceremony (Boston Herald, 4/7/13)
Mass. immigrants, supporters push for reforms (AP, 4/6/13)
Dems try to line up votes for threatened veto override (Boston Herald, 4/5/13)
Tax war brewing between Patrick and DeLeo (Boston Herald, 4/5/13)
Mass. delegation pushes for Energy Dept. loan for Cape Wind (Boston Herald, 4/5/13)
Gridlock deepens on Beacon Hill over transportation (Boston Globe, 4/5/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick vows to veto $500M transportation plan pushed by lawmakers (Boston Globe,4/4/13)
Tax package on fast track (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 4/4/13)
Sequester squeezes judiciary in Massachusetts (Boston Globe, 4/4/13)
Which party serves we, the people? (MassPoliticsProfs, 4/4/13)
VIDEO: Memo to Gov. Patrick: The role of the media is not to be a cheerleader (WBUR, 4/4/13)
Lynch focuses on plight of workers (AP, 4/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Stephen Lynch mimics Scott Brown (Boston Herald, 4/4/13)
New leaders try to fix Mass. Probation Dept. (Boston Globe, 4/4/13)
Mass. Republicans to unveil transportation plan (AP, 4/4/13)
Political newcomer, veteran win Mass. special elections (AP, 4/3/13)
Half a loaf: The Legislature’s transportation plan (Blue Mass Group, 4/3/13)
Governor responds to defeat of $1.9B tax hike plan (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 4/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Straight talk on taxes (Boston Herald, 4/3/13)
Mass. transportation secretary cautions I-91 Springfield viaduct may not be replaced; governor’s education plan in jeopardy (MassLive.com, 4/3/13)
Lawmakers’ revenue plan would hike gas, tobacco taxes (Lowell Sun, 4/3/13)
Pols counter with $500M transport plan – But gov seeks $1B overhaul (Boston Herald,4/3/13)
Gun owners rally against Mass. restrictions (AP, 4/3/13)
Lynch slams national Democratic party for backing Markey (Boston Herald, 4/3/13)
Patrick Administration warns of Mass. budget cuts (AP, 4/3/13)
Mass. legislative leaders revealing transport plan (Boston Herald, 4/2/13)
Mass. legislative leaders unveil $500M tax plan to shore up transportation system (Boston Globe,4/2/13)
Gas, cigarette tax hikes pitched for transportation (Boston Herald, 4/2/13)
South Coast Rail not part of new legislative transportation bill (Brockton Enterprise,4/2/13)
GOP claims a symbolic win over Deval Patrick in Peabody rep race (Boston Herald, 4/2/13)
Governor’s budget could give Brockton longer school days (Brockton Enterprise, 4/2/13)
MassInc/WBUR Poll: Known-knowns favor Democrats (MassPoliticsProfs, 4/2/13)
Commissioner Richard Freeland makes case for supporting Mass. public higher education(Springfield Republican, 4/1/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick warns additional revenues needed to provide $300M for local road repair(Springfield Republican, 4/1/13)
Mass officials see NY ruling as impetus for congressional action on online sales taxes(Boston Globe,4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

Who will inherit Menino’s political machine? (Boston Globe, 3/31/13)
City residents in poll narrowly favor Suffolk Downs casino; vote could be a heavy lift(Boston Globe,3/31/13)
The DeLeo effect: Greater Lowell reps with less clout (Lowell Sun, 3/31/13)
Health care law divides Mass. Senate candidates (AP, 3/30/13)
Political machine could splinter amid campaign (Boston Herald, 3/30/13)
Mass. lawmakers face key budget decisions (AP, 3/30/13)
Mashpee tribe goes on the offensive (Cape Cod Times, 3/29/13)
Some reformers unconvinced welfare plan is tough enough (Boston Herald, 3/29/13)
Experts: Tom’s no kingmaker, but his aides could be (Boston Herald, 3/29/13)
Menino aides reminisce on the past, let emotions flow (Boston Globe, 3/29/13)
How should Mass. road & bridge repairs be paid? (WWLP, 3/28/13)
DeLeo’s Fantasyland (Blue Mass Group, 3/28/13)
House Speaker Robert DeLeo: Gov. Patrick’s request for $1.9B in new tax revenue ‘fantasy land’(MassLive, 3/28/13)
Boston Mayor Tom Menino announces, “I will leave the job that I love” (Boston Globe,3/28/13)
Mass. launches program to end welfare waste, fraud (AP, 3/28/13)
Governor’s proposed tax reforms causing concerns (WWLP, 3/28/13)
Bostonians reflect on Menino’s deep neighborhood commitment, special touch (Boston Globe,3/28/13)
Amendment would allow early voting in Mass. (AP, 3/27/13)
Why Deval Patrick’s tax plan will never save the MBTA (Boston Business Journal, 3/27/13)
The ‘Poll Position” in the MA Senate race (MassPoliticsProfs, 3/27/13)
As Mass. GOP gathers, no head wears the crown (Political Intelligence, 3/26/13)
Report: Mass. life science tax incentive program to see 166% ROI (Boston Business Journal,3/26/13)
AUDIO: WBUR Poll: Markey, Sullivan hold primary leads, but many are undecided(WBUR, 3/26/13)
Pols ‘concerned’ over hiring drama (Boston Herald, 3/26/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick schedules visit to Mass-Amherst for lunchtime talk, Q&A on his budget plan(MassLive, 3/26/13)
Governor’s tax plans generating argument (WWLP, 3/26/13)
Mass. GOP to hold first fundraiser of the year (AP, 3/26/13)
Massachusetts plan starts small for big upgrade to rail system (New York Times, 3/25/13)
Massachusetts Gaming Commission unveils regulations to guide licensing of casinos(MassLive, 3/25/13)
Report breaks down costs, benefits of state’s bid to lure film industry (Springfield Republican,3/24/13)
Report slams state for lack of corrections reform (Boston Globe, 3/24/13)

EDITORIAL: Patrick loses interest in ‘adult conversation’ as he rolls out the kids (Eagle-Tribune,3/24/13)
No transparency as pols mum on ’serious allegations’ (Boston Herald, 3/23/13)
EDITORIAL: Time for state to invest wisely in education, transportation (Springfield Republican, 3/23/13)
For transportation secretary, Patrick’s bill means going into campaign mode (Boston Globe,3/23/13)
State House roundup: Speaker DeLeo, a ‘tortured leader’ (WBUR, 3/22/13)
Deval Patrick’s tax plan receives mixed reviews in Merrimack Valley (MassLive, 3/21/13)
Mashpee tribe, Mass. agree on new terms for casino (Boston Globe, 3/20/13)
Patrick trips online firestorm with re-election joke (Political Intelligence, 3/20/13)
Gov. Patrick’s re-election prank sparks Twitter storm (Boston Herald, 3/20/13)
Immigrant advocates push bill at Statehouse rally (AP, 3/20/13)
Middlesex DA’s exit sends gov scrambling (Boston Herald, 3/20/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick touts support from 87 business leaders for his education plan(Springfield Republican, 3/20/13)
Stephen Lynch and the pocketbook Democrats (MassPoliticsProfs, 3/19/13)
State House grounds still closed years after Patrick’s pledge to open them (Patch, 3/19/13)
MAGOP St. Paddy’s Day breakfast disaster (Blue Mass Group, 3/18/13)
EDITORIAL: Only in a one-party state like Mass. could Gov. Deval Patrick’s call for tax hikes be taken seriously (Boston Business Journal, 3/18/13)
Offshore wind forces rally for loan (Cape Cod Times, 3/18/13)
AUDIO: Patrick’s budget includes expansion of cloud computing tax (WBUR, 3/18/13)
Sen. Warren says investments, like those proposed by Gov. Patrick in conjunction with tax hike, crucial to survival of gateway cities in Mass. (Springfield Republican, 3/18/13)
EDITORIAL: Blinded by ‘the sun’ (Boston Herald, 3/16/13)
Governor, tribe agree in principle on casino compact (Taunton Daily Gazette, 3/16/13)
VIDEO: Mass. health officials bristly at new federal rules that could drive up health costs(Boston Globe, 3/15/13)
New moonlighting rules for education staff (Boston Herald, 3/15/13)
Lawmakers wary of Patrick’s tax reform plan (WWLP, 3/15/13)
Deval Patrick to headline Missouri Dems’ Jefferson-Jackson dinner (St. Louis Post-Dispatch,3/15/13)
Gov. Patrick reports new deal with tribe seeking Taunton casino (The Patriot Ledger,3/15/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Patrick says ex-Mass. Early Education Commissioner violated no rules (CBS Boston, 3/14/13)
Mass. SEIU backing Democrat Markey in Senate race (AP, 3/14/13)
Casino co. would spend ‘north of $200M’ to build slots, hotel in Worcester (Telegram & Gazette,3/14/13)
Deval Patrick: Revised deal reached with Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, planning casino in Taunton(Springfield Republican, 3/14/13)
In Mass., public records law exempts governor (AP, 3/14/13)
Probe: Patrick’s early ed chief broke travel rules (Boston Herald, 3/14/13)
Despite progress, critics say Legislature isn’t open enough (Somerville Journal, 3/14/13)
Deval Patrick is latest Mass. governor who says he’s exempt from public records law (AP, 3/14/13)
Flap over ex-Mass. official’s internship (AP, 3/14/13)
Lynch and the anti-Obamacare Massachusetts Democrats (MassPoliticsProfs, 3/14/13)
In letter, GOP’s Gomez touts his support of Obama (AP, 3/13/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick files $19 billion transportation bond bill (Springfield Republican,3/13/13)
Patrick’s transportation tax plan going nowhere fast (CommonWealth, 3/13/13)
Gomez letter to Governor Patrick, end of campaign? (Red Mass Group, 3/13/13)
Republican Senate candidates talk gun control, sequester at Stonehill College forum(Brockton Enterprise, 3/13/13)
Tax plan backers pump up support at Statehouse (Telegram & Gazette, 3/13/13)
OPINION: Dunce Deval Patrick fails again with early ed chief (Boston Herald, 3/13/13)
AG unveils new Open Meeting Law checklists (MetroWest Daily News, 3/12/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick urges hundreds of supporters to lobby for his tax hike (Springfield Republican,3/12/13)
COMMENTARY: A not-so-rosy view of Mass. health reform (WBUR, 3/12/13)
Gov. Patrick downplays early ed chief’s resignation (Boston Herald, 3/12/13)
Gov. Patrick calls case against non-compete agreements ‘compelling’ (Boston Business Journal,3/12/13)
Group rallies in support of Mass. tax hike (AP, 3/12/13)
State early childhood commissioner Sherri Killins resigns; says unrelated to controversy over her mentoring with Ware school supe (Springfield Republican, 3/12/13)
Will Patrick’s transportation funding plan help local towns? (Milford Daily News, 3/11/13)
Embattled early ed chief bolts (Boston Herald, 3/11/13)
Gov’s transport, tax plans to be put to the test (Boston Herald, 3/11/13)
2014 state race looks unlikely for Scott Brown (Boston Globe, 3/11/13)
New setback for Deval Patrick: Early ed boss quits (Boston Herald, 3/11/13)
Area Democrats rally in support of state tax increase (Telegram & Gazette, 3/11/13)
Local economists back Patrick’s tax hike plan (Boston Globe, 3/11/13)
Federal agencies undermining state offshore wind plans, backers say (SouthCoast Today,3/10/13)
Brockton area lawmakers split on Beacon Hill exemptions to state public records laws(Brockton Enterprise, 3/10/13)
South Shore chambers of commerce get political (The Patriot Ledger, 3/9/13)
Despite progress in government transparency, critics say Mass. Legislature still isn’t open enough(Taunton Daily Gazette, 3/9/13)
Gov declines to weigh in on moonlighting early ed chief (Boston Herald, 3/9/13)
Partisanship and ideology: Capitol Hill versus Beacon Hill (MassPoliticsProfs, 3/8/13)
Gov’s $1.9B tax plan seen as DOA by Dems (Boston Herald, 3/8/13)
Deval Patrick’s child welfare czar quits (Boston Herald, 3/8/13)
Governor Patrick: Wolf would be a ‘terrific candidate’ for gov (Cape Cod Times, 3/8/13)
Employers encouraged as DeLeo narrows revenue debate (AIM Business Insider, 3/7/13)
Herald-UMass Lowell Poll: Markey leads all comers, Lynch would defeat GOP nominee(Blue Mass Group, 3/7/13)
DeLeo: It’s the transportation, stupid! (Boston Business Journal, 3/7/13)
Early ed chief a no-show as gov visits child center (Boston Herald, 3/7/13)
48% of Bay State voters approve of governor’s tax increase proposal, UMass poll indicates(Springfield Republican, 3/7/13)
MA House speaker DeLeo calls for smaller tax package (Springfield Republican, 3/7/13)
Democrats strike early in Senate race (Boston Globe, 3/5/13)
GOP US Senate candidates will face off for the first time in forum next week (Political Intelligence, 3/5/13)
Lynch releases nine videos describing his views on issues (Political Intelligence, 3/5/13)

Mass. lawmakers backing alternative to Deval Patrick’s housing authority reforms(Springfield Republican, 3/4/13)
Medical costs are on the rise, putting at risk state’s efforts to tie health spending growth to economy(Boston Globe, 3/3/13)
Economists optimistic about Mass. economy (AP, 3/2/13)
Lynch, only Mass. congressman not to sign letter asking Supreme Court to overturn DOMA, blames e-mail glitch (Political Intelligence, 3/1/13)

FEBRUARY 2013

EDITORIAL: No choice, really? (Boston Herald, 2/28/13)
State Sen. Daniel Wolf, possible 2014 Mass. gubernatorial candidate, says Steve Grossman pandering to business community (MassLive, 2/28/13)
Inquiry widens into Swartz prosecution (Boston Globe, 2/27/13)
Mass. congressional delegation says sequester cuts would hurt children, the elderly, and the poor(Political Intelligence, 2/25/13)
South Station critical component in Patrick transportation plan (Boston Globe, 2/22/13)
Debate rages over minimum-wage bid (Lowell Sun, 2/22/13)
Casinos spent less on lobbying Mass. lawmakers in 2012 (AP, 2/21/13)
Gov. Patrick signs deal with Colombian president (AP, 2/20/13)
Quasi-public agencies’ spending still under wraps, despite Gov’s push (Boston Herald,2/20/13)
How federal spending cuts would affect Mass., region (AP, 2/19/13)
Go Massachusetts Republicans, go! (MassPoliticsProfs, 2/19/13)
Former Sen. Scott Brown thinking about running for governor (The Patriot-Ledger,2/19/13)
With Brown out, Mass. Republicans still upbeat about special election (Fox News, 2/16/13)
Mass. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez was spokesman for controversial anti-Obama film(Springfield Republican, 2/15/13)
Poll: Markey starts with small primary lead over Lynch (National Journal, 2/15/13)
State House roundup: The company they keep (WBUR, 2/15/13)
Mass. will lose 60,000 jobs if Congress enacts sequestration, report says (Political Intelligence, 2/15/13)
Patrick: ‘Governing for the next generation’ (Salem News, 2/15/13)
Signatures a high hurdle in Mass. US Senate race (AP, 2/15/13)
AUDIO: WBUR poll gives Markey slight edge over Lynch (WBUR, 2/15/13)
State budget plan analyzed in first hearing (Lowell Sun, 2/15/13)
Mass. Gaming Commission pledges to award 2 casino licenses early next year (Springfield Republican,2/14/13)
AUDIO: At medical marijuana ‘listening session,’ state hears pleas, fears (WBUR, 2/14/13)
AUDIO: Winners and losers in Patrick’s plan to eliminate 44 tax deductions (WBUR, 2/14/13)
Patrick leaving Friday for 5-day trade trip to Colombia (WBUR, 2/14/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick plans mission to Colombia (Boston Herald, 2/14/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick heading to Colombia to boost economic ties (Boston Globe, 2/14/13)
Lawmakers open hearings on Deval Patrick budget (AP, 2/14/13)
Governor’s Council nixes Patrick pick again (CommonWealth, 2/13/13)
Mass. Republicans have finally found their man (The Plum Line, 2/13/13)
Markey’s long-running residency issue remains a tale of two communities (Boston Globe,2/13/13)
Lynch, Markey sign the ‘People’s Pledge,’ limiting outside ads in Democratic Senate primary(Political Intelligence, 2/13/13)
Mass. Senate taps rainy day funds to help close budget gap (Springfield Republican,2/12/13)
Red blues: Scott Brown exposes the empty Massachusetts GOP bench (Boston Phoenix,2/12/13)
Mass. business groups’ response muted to Gov. Patrick’s tax proposal (Boston Business Journal,2/11/13)
Casino developers in Western Massachusetts face pivotal year ahead (Springfield Republican,2/10/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick’s surprise travel ban wins praise, criticism (Boston Globe, 2/8/13)
Massachusetts medical marijuana regulations might be late (Springfield Republican,2/8/13)
Proposed Massachusetts tax increases (Boston Globe, 2/7/13)
Legislators react to Patrick tax plan (Lowell Sun, 2/7/13)
Capuano is considering a run for governor (WBUR, 2/7/13)
Springfield City Council review committee recommends voters have 2 casino agreements on ballot(Springfield Republican, 2/7/13)
With potentially historic blizzard looming, Governor Deval Patrick urges people to stay off roads(Boston Globe, 2/7/13)
Mass. House approves $10 million in cuts to balance $32 billion state budget (Springfield Republican,2/6/13)
Massachusetts’ incredible shrinking Senate race: More Republicans bow out (Christian Science Monitor, 2/6/13)
Governor Patrick makes case for tax hikes, spending (MetroWest Daily News, 2/6/13)
Drug lab scandal: The massive failures of many collided in a perfect storm (WBUR, 2/6/13)
Mass. lawmakers to weigh budget bill (AP, 2/6/13)
Lobbyists win challenge to Galvin requirement (CommonWealth, 2/6/13)
Mass. ex-House Speaker appeals corruption case (AP, 2/6/13)
Mass. Senate special election: A lost cause for the GOP? (The Fix, 2/5/13)
AUDIO: Mass. Republicans finding it hard to field Senate candidates (WBUR, 2/5/13)
Which Republican should run? Anyone? … Bueller? (Boston Herald, 2/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Timid Republicans holding back (Boston Herald, 2/5/13)
Governor says rep appointment a no go for Peabody (Salem News, 2/5/13)
Legality of medical marijuana conflict (WWLP, 2/5/13)
Senate candidates face challenge of getting on ballot (Less is More, 2/5/13)
Hearing on whether Cahill to be retried postponed again (The Patriot-Ledger, 2/5/13)
Future is bright for state GOP’s new chairwoman (Boston Herald, 2/5/13)
Second chance for Patrick nominee for judgeship (The Patriot-Ledger, 2/4/13)
Former Lt. Gov. Healey rules out Senate run (WBUR, 2/4/13)
GOP Senate options becoming more limited (Boston Globe, 2/4/13)
GOP’s Tagg Romney, William Weld, Kerry Healey, won’t run for Kerry’s Senate seat(Boston Globe,2/4/13)
VIDEO: Keller@Large: Gov. Deval Patrick (CBS Boston, 2/3/13)
OPINION: Deval Patrick’s public school legacy (Boston Globe, 2/3/13)
Republicans seek candidate after Scott Brown opts against US Senate run (The Patriot-Ledger,2/2/13)
Mass. GOP reaching out to Romneys for a Senate run? (Washington Times, 2/2/13)
Scott Brown’s cold feet (Salon, 2/1/13)
Scott Brown’s finances may influence ex-senator’s next move (Boston Globe, 2/1/13)
Kristen Hughes, former Scott Brown aide, elected chairman of state GOP (Political Intelligence,2/1/13)
AUDIO: ‘It’s time for our generation’ to invest (WBUR, 2/1/13)
In front of activists in Dorchester, Lynch and Markey make their pitch (Dorchester Reporter,2/1/13)
Mass. GOP scrambling to find US Senate candidate (AP, 2/1/13)
Five Republicans that may run for Kerry’s seat (Less is More, 2/1/13)
To many local voters, it seems like election season never ends (The Patriot-Ledger, 2/1/13)
US Senate win by Lynch would set off musical chairs (The Patriot-Ledger, 2/1/13)
Scott Brown won’t run for US Senate (Political Intelligence, 2/1/13)
Deval Patrick defends administration’s work on stopping MA welfare cheats, but promises improvement (Springfield Republican, 2/1/13)

JANUARY 2013

GOP prods a hesitant Scott Brown to run for Senate (Boston Globe, 1/31/13)
VIDEO: On the short-list: Gov. Deval Patrick explains his Senate pick to Lawrence O’Donnell(MSNBC, 1/31/13)
Mass. Gaming Commission moves to help communities deal with casinos (Springfield Republican,1/31/13)
VIDEO: Stephen Lynch touts blue-collar roots in Senate bid launch (CBS Boston, 1/31/13)
Kirsten Hughes wins a squeaker to head Mass. GOP (Blue Mass Group, 1/31/13)
The Bay State shrugs (CommonWealth, 1/31/13)
Massachusetts mayors unite on gun law changes (Boston Globe, 1/31/13)
A combative US Rep. Stephen Lynch launches campaign for Senate seat (Boston Globe,1/31/13)
Before global endeavor, Kerry retraces, reflects on his roots (Boston Globe, 1/31/13)
4 reasons Scott Brown should pass on the Senate special election and run for governor (The Fix, 1/31/13)
Lynch announces Senate run on YouTube (Boston Herald, 1/31/13)
Quincy councilor in close race for state GOP chairmanship (The Patriot Ledger, 1/31/13)
Patrick’s pick for interim senator praised (The Patriot Ledger, 1/31/13)
Mo’ better senator? (Massachusetts Liberal, 1/31/13)
Cowan’s appointment gets warm reception (MetroWest Daily News, 1/31/13)
Cowan’s path to Senate began in small-town NC (Boston Globe, 1/31/13)
Lynch to tour state ahead of likely Senate run (AP, 1/30/13)
Patrick sends message with Cowan appointment (CBS Boston, 1/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Mo Cowan isn’t the best option (Boston Globe, 1/30/13)
Markey, Lynch, Brown make exciting Senate race (CBS Boston, 1/30/13)
Gov. Patrick: ‘Sorry, Barney, but less is Mo.’ (MassPoliticsProfs, 1/30/13)
Lynch, Markey ready for Senate primary brawl in Massachusetts (Roll Call, 1/30/13)
Hopefuls face fierce fight to lead GOP (Boston Globe, 1/30/13)
New poll finds Markey, Brown in statistical dead heat in hypothetical Senate race (Political Intelligence, 1/30/13)
Barney Frank reacts to Patrick’s pick of Mo Cowan for interim senator (The Patriot-Ledger,1/30/13)
William ‘Mo’ Cowan is Governor Deval Patrick’s pick to serve as interim US senator (Boston Globe,1/30/13)
Murray’s supporters don’t expect cash back (Lowell Sun, 1/30/13)
Mass. Senate race showdown between Reps. Ed Markey, Stephen Lynch could pit North Shore against South Shore (Springfield Republican, 1/30/13)
Gov. Patrick names William Cowan as temporary replacement for Sen. John Kerry(Springfield Republican, 1/30/13)
Deval Patrick taps former chief of staff Mo Cowan for John Kerry’s Senate seat (Politico,1/30/13)
Rep. Stephen Lynch to kick off US Senate race in Springfield (Springfield Republican,1/29/13)
Scott Brown ‘leaning strongly’ toward Senate bid (AP, 1/29/13)
Will Steve Lynch buck the party central committee? (MassPoliticsProfs, 1/29/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick to name interim senator tomorrow (Boston Herald, 1/29/13)
Mass. officials hit the road to sell tax package (AP, 1/29/13)
Governor Patrick’s interim senate pick near (Boston Globe, 1/28/13)
Who will Gov. Deval Patrick appoint as interim Senator from Massachusetts? (Springfield Republican,1/28/13)
Deval Patrick’s whale of a budget needs a harpoon (Boston Business Journal, 1/28/13)
At East Boston groundbreaking, speculation on Menino’s political future (Boston Globe,1/28/13)
Scott Brown’s Twitter trouble (Gatekeeper, 1/27/13)
Mass. among worst at sharing mental health data for gun background checks (Boston Globe,1/27/13)
Brown talking about everything but a Senate run (AP, 1/27/13)
Mass. legislators likely to put their own imprint on Patrick’s ambitious tax and spending plan (AP, 1/27/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick’s budget plan could spare higher education students from fee increases(Springfield Republican, 1/27/13)
Forceful Patrick fights for his ambitious plans (South Coast Today, 1/26/13)
Murray: ‘I’m responsible’ for any finance violations (Brockton Sentinel & Enterprise,1/26/13)
Scott Brown’s strange late-night tweets draw attention (Boston Globe, 1/26/13)
Governor Deval Patrick proposes changes to sentencing laws for young killers (Boston Globe,1/26/13)
Gov. Patrick: Fight hard to strengthen RGGI, not weaken it (Blue Mass Group, 1/26/13)
Political observers question governor’s rollout of complicated tax strategy (Boston Globe,1/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Put the brakes on tax breaks (Boston Globe, 1/26/13)
Gov’s ‘trust’ in Tim Murray despite new woes (Boston Herald, 1/25/13)
Scott Brown up big in Mass. Senate poll (Politico, 1/25/13)
Lynch uncertain about a run for US Senate (Political Intelligence, 1/25/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick touts savings from muni health law (Boston Herald, 1/25/13)
Patrick to Mass: Don’t be a ‘grasshopper generation’ (WGBH, 1/24/13)
Mall slots casino proposal sparks questions (Gloucester Times, 1/24/13)
Patrick proposes soda, candy taxes in $34.8B budget (Boston Business Journal, 1/24/13)
Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman endorse Markey for Senate in special election (Political Intelligence, 1/24/13)
Report: Coakley planning to run for re-election in 2014 (Legal Newsline, 1/24/13)
Mass. budget proposal includes gambling revenue (AP, 1/24/13)
Local officials can’t gamble at local casinos, Gaming Commission says (WWLP, 1/24/13)
Some key components of governor’s budget plan (Taunton Daily Gazette, 1/24/13)
Local lawmakers concerned about Patrick’s budget plan (Taunton Daily Gazette, 1/24/13)
Timothy Murray under fire over campaign funding (Boston Globe, 1/24/13)
Massachusetts gun bill stalled in Legislature (WWLP, 1/23/13)
Patrick proposes $34.8B state budget, boosted by $1.9B tax increase (Boston Globe,1/23/13)
Budget gaps lurk behind Patrick’s push for new spending, higher taxes (WBUR, 1/23/13)
Mass AG Martha Coakley focused on re-election in 2014 (AP, 1/23/13)
Gov. Patrick proposes to hire more pharmacy inspectors, expand other public health efforts (Boston Globe, 1/23/13)
Candy, butts, soda, water: Gov’s latest tax targets (Boston Herald, 1/23/13)
New hearing on Cahill corruption charges postponed to February (Patriot Ledger, 1/23/13)
Massachusetts’ law set stage for national health overhaul, becomes a template for other states (AP, 1/23/13)
Mass GOP wants to make tax hikes harder to pass (AP, 1/22/13)
Donald Berwick, eyeing a run for governor, forms a fundraising committee (Political Intelligence, 1/22/13)
Selling Patrick’s transportation plan (Less is More, 1/22/13)
Deval Patrick’s initial reaction to 2nd person being charged with state crime lab tampering: ‘You’ve got to be kidding’ (Springfield Republican, 1/22/13)
MBTA to run late-night weekend service under Patrick transportation proposal (Boston Globe,1/21/13)
Patrick’s plan carries risk, the chance of legacy building (Boston Globe, 1/19/13)
Three-way race for casino license is hot in Greater Boston (Boston Globe, 1/19/13)
Massachusetts bill would require gun liability insurance (AP, 1/18/13)
Murray will not run for Mass. governor (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 1/18/13)
US Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she’s ‘terribly upset’ about computer activist’s suicide(Boston Globe,1/17/13)
New details show that Patrick’s plan would raise taxes for 50 percent (Boston Globe,1/17/13)
Gov. Patrick to outline priorities in speech (AP, 1/16/13)
Experts: Gas tax hike lesser of evils (Boston Herald, 1/16/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick proposes $1.9B tax increase to fund education, transportation plans(Political Intelligence, 1/16/13)
Text of Gov’s State of State address (AP, 1/16/13)
Patrick expected to seek increased income tax (Boston Globe, 1/16/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick seeks $5M to reduce gun violence by focusing on mental health programs(Political Intelligence, 1/16/13)
Gov’s revenue plan: Income tax up, sales tax down (Boston Herald, 1/16/13)
Gov. Patrick outlines new gun control bill (AP, 1/16/13)
Suffolk Downs formally submits application for casino license (Boston Globe, 1/15/13)
Patrick favors income tax hike (Boston Globe, 1/15/13)
Capuano won’t run for Kerry’s Senate seat (Boston Globe, 1/15/13)
Drivers not keen on idea of tolls on I-84 (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 1/15/13)
Newton resident Don Berwick on why is weighing run for governor (Newton Tab, 1/15/13)
Governor Deval Patrick unveils ambitious new education plan (Boston Globe, 1/15/13)
Patrick’s $1B transportation tax gambit: Why Beacon Hill won’t get on board (Boston Business Journal, 1/15/13)
Mass. group wants $2 billion tax hike; higher income tax (AP, 1/15/13)
Rep. Capuano declines to run in likely Massachusetts special election (The Hill, 1/15/13)
VIDEO: Patrick pushes for new taxes to overhaul transportation system (Boston Globe,1/15/13)
Gov. Patrick: Mass. must expand education access (AP, 1/15/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick calls for $550 million increase in education spending (Springfield Republican,1/15/13)
Tim Murray plans to reinvent himself in bid for governor (Boston Herald, 1/15/13)
VIDEO: Governor’s plan may have commuters paying more taxes, fees (WCVB, 1/15/13)
Known-unknowns in the special Senate election (MassPoliticsProfs, 1/15/13)
Petition to boot US Attorney Carmen Ortiz in Aaron Swartz case tops 25,000 (Boston Herald,1/15/13)
How will state fund $1B-a-year transit bill? (Lowell Sun, 1/15/13)
Pepperell man looks to be the next big thing for state GOP (Lowell Sun, 1/15/13)
Pols tell Deval Patrick to hold his horses on transportation (Boston Herald, 1/15/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick weighs taxes for transportation (AP, 1/14/13)
Guv: Let’s roll (Talking Politics, 1/14/13)
What will Deval Patrick’s new gas and mileage tax cost you? (Red Mass Group, 1/14/13)
7 firms pony up $400,000 Mass. casino license fee (AP, 1/14/13)
Markey gets thumbs down from union big (Boston Herald, 1/14/13)
Patrick pushes for tax hikes to overhaul transit system (Boston Globe, 1/14/13)
Marisa DeFranco joins supporters in asking Deval Patrick to appoint her interim senator(Political Intelligence, 1/14/13)
Patrick wants South Coast Rail completed by 2021 for $1.8 billion (Milford Daily News,1/14/13)
Housing officials react to governor’s regionalization proposal (Salem News, 1/14/13)
Casino developers have until Tuesday to enter bidding process (Worcester Telegram & Gazette,1/14/13)
Patrick signs several bills into law in final days (Lowell Sun, 1/14/13)
Massachusetts works to address the nation’s highest health insurance premiums(Springfield Republican, 1/14/13)
As Mass. open seats loom, political fever infects all (Boston Globe, 1/13/13)
Possible candidates for Mass. governor in 2014 (Boston Globe, 1/13/13)
Possible Mass. Democratic field for US Senate seat (Boston Globe, 1/13/13)
Money will be key consideration in special election for Senate (Boston Globe, 1/13/13)
Frank-ly, Deval Patrick’s signature counts most (Boston Herald, 1/13/13)
Why Scott Brown might run for governor, not Senate (Politico, 1/13/13)
Momentum grows on Beacon Hill for tougher gun laws in the wake of Newtown, CT shootings(Boston Globe, 1/13/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick to unveil transportation financing plan (Boston Herald, 1/12/13)
Shifting landscape as Brown mulls Mass. Senate run (AP, 1/12/13)
Business executives call on Beacon Hill to act boldly to fix state’s tattered transportation network(Boston Globe, 1/12/13)
Pols sitting petty over Senate seat (Boston Herald, 1/12/13)
With entry of Hard Rock, casino field rounding out ahead of Tuesday deadline (Boston Globe,1/11/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick unveils plan to overhaul Mass. retiree health insurance for govt employees(Springfield Republican, 1/11/13)
Barney Frank’s public hunt hurts his Senate chances (National Journal, 1/11/13)
Gov jabs at Barney Frank over Senate flap (Boston Herald, 1/11/13)
State Sen. Downing refrains from Senate bid, citing scarce resources (WBUR, 1/11/13)
AUDIO: Week in review: Patrick’s overhaul, the flu, courtroom drama (Radio Boston, 1/11/13)
State House roundup: A spoonful of sugar from Deval Patrick (WBUR, 1/11/13)
Patrick seeks to curtail retiree health costs (Boston Globe, 1/10/13)
Mass. House GOP leaders urge fiscal restraint (AP, 1/10/13)
Gov Patrick: I like Dem primary for Kerry seat (AP, 1/10/13)
Gov race heating up (Boston Herald, 1/10/13)
Governor Patrick’s plan to regionalize housing authorities (Blue Mass Group, 1/10/13)
Deval Patrick, Barney Frank and the politics of Senate appointments (The Fix, 1/10/13)
Rep. Barney Frank endorses Rep. Ed Markey for US Senate (Springfield Republican, 1/10/13)
Mass. gaming chairman expects ‘robust competition’ for casinos as application deadline approaches(Springfield Republican, 1/10/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick seeks to eliminate local housing authorities, replace them with 6 regional agencies (Springfield Republican, 1/10/13)
Frank backs Markey for Senate, says Capuano probably won’t run (WBUR, 1/10/13)
Patrick targets public housing boards (Boston Globe, 1/10/13)
Mass. governor pressed to name Frank to Kerry seat (AP, 1/10/13)
Unknown unknowns in Massachusetts elections (MassPoliticsProfs, 1/10/13)
Online petitions urge Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint Rep. Barney Frank as interim senator(Springfield Republican, 1/9/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick swears in new MA Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth(Springfield Republican, 1/9/13)
The impact of a Democratic primary in 2013 (MassPoliticsProfs, 1/9/13)
Missing the point on the People’s Pledge (Blue Mass Group, 1/9/13)
Legislative aides see big raises (WWLP, 1/9/13)
AUDIO: Mulling run for governor, Berwick says government can be ‘productive force’(WBUR, 1/9/13)
‘Pledge’ didn’t make Warren-Brown race less nasty (Boston Globe, 1/9/13)
Governor Patrick plans ambitious overhaul of state’s troubled public housing (Boston Globe, 1/9/13)
Dem chair expects primary in Mass. Senate contest (AP, 1/9/13)
Health care expert may run for Mass. governor (Boston Globe, 1/9/13)
Patrick targets outmoded regs – Cumbersome rules reviewed (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 1/8/13)
Mass. AG names head of gambling watchdog unit (AP, 1/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Some Frank talk for Governor Patrick (Boston Phoenix, 1/8/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick seeks unemployment insurance rate freeze (Boston Herald, 1/8/13)
Former Wellesley selectmen announces run for governor (Wellesley Townsman, 1/8/13)
Media giants big donors to Markey (Boston Globe, 1/8/13)
Lynch: Ironworker past would make me tough candidate (Boston Herald, 1/8/13)
Questions abound amid Senate turbulence (Boston Globe, 1/7/13)
Barney Frank disagrees with gubernatorial aide’s criticism of him as potential interim senator(Political Intelligence, 1/7/13)
Lt. Gov. Murray outraises other state officials (AP, 1/7/13)
Frank, possibly Olver on list for Kerry seat (WWLP, 1/7/13)
Frank vs. Markey? Let’s hope not. (Blue Mass Group, 1/7/13)
Scott Brown: Why he can win in Mass. this time (policymic, 1/7/13)
Rothenberg: Are Democratic insiders missing the boat in Mass. as special election draws closer? (Roll Call, 1/7/13)
Keller @Large: Could a political novice be named interim Senator? (CBS Boston, 1/7/13)
EDITORIAL: Lawmakers’ pay cut shows they feel our pain (Springfield Republican, 1/7/13)
Senate turbulence prompts questions about pensions, candidates, confirmation dates(Political Intelligence, 1/7/13)
Keller@Large: Who will run for Sen. John Kerry’s seat? (CBS Boston, 1/6/13)
Frank’s Senate declaration rankles Markey (Boston Globe, 1/6/13)
Pledge that kept outside ads out of Brown-Warren race may have tough time repeating in special election (Boston Globe, 1/5/13)
Barney Frank: I want to be senator (Politico, 1/4/13)
Mass. Legislators to receive pay cut (Patch, 1/4/13)
Keller @Large: Barney Frank interim senator? Doubtful (CBS Boston, 1/4/13)
Patrick backs former public safety head as district judge (Boston Globe, 1/4/13)
Will Scott Brown run in 2013 or 2014? (Less is More, 1/4/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick: Rep. Barney Frank would make a ‘great interim senator’ for Mass.(Springfield Republican, 1/4/13)
Barney Frank says he’s interested in being interim senator to replace John Kerry(Washington Post,1/4/13)
Bay state holds off cuts to military units (Boston Globe, 1/4/13)
Deval Patrick tones down talk of gas tax hike (AP, 1/5/13)
2 casino firms meet Mass. deadlines (AP, 1/3/13)
Warren declines to endorse in Mass. special election (The Hill, 1/3/13)
Gov. Deval Patrick to recommend ways to raise money for road improvements (Springfield Republican, 1/3/13)
Mass. lawmakers to discuss gun control measures (AP, 1/3/13)
Key deadline nears in Mass. casino race (AP, 1/3/13)
Statehouse team gains a young voice (Brockton Sentinel and Enterprise, 1/3/13)
Brown swipes at Markey’s residency (Boston Globe, 1/3/13)
Welfare voter drive falls short (Boston Herald, 1/3/13)
Warren slams GOP, Brown as she prepares to be sworn in (Boston Herald, 1/3/13)
Residency question hits home with Markey neighbors (Boston Herald, 1/3/13)
Deval Patrick to sign domestic violence victim bill (AP, 1/3/13)
Antiquated Mass. laws stir modern-day worry (Boston Globe, 1/2/13)
DeLeo on transportation (Talking Politics, 1/2/13)
Rep. Stephen Lynch mulling a Senate run (Boston Herald, 1/2/13)
Mass. medical marijuana: Pot shops on hold as health officials work on regulations (Metro Boston, 1/2/13)
Here we go – Brown accuses Markey of living outside Mass. (Blue Mass Group, 1/2/13)
Mass. Speaker backs unemployment rate freeze, reforms (AIM Business Insider, 1/2/13)
Uncertainty on fiscal cuts stalls Mass. economic activity (Boston Globe, 1/2/13)
AUDIO: Senate President Therese Murray outlines ambitious legislative agenda (WBUR, 1/2/13)
Study of guns, mental illness sought (Boston Globe, 1/2/13)
Mass. House Speaker DeLeo calls for study of ‘intersection of guns and mental illness’ in wake of Conn. school massacre (Boston Globe, 1/2/13)
MA formally opens legislative session (AP, 1/2/13)
Dems fear Scott may run for gov (Boston Herald, 1/2/13)
Mass Legislature formally opens 188th session (WGBH, 1/2/13)
Medical pot could boost Massachusetts economy (The Herald News, 1/1/13)
Mass. state Rep. Stephen Smith quits in wake of voting scandal (AP, 1/1/13)
Murray planning ambitious agenda (Boston Globe, 1/1/13)
Markey run creating domino effect (MetroWest Daily News, 1/1/13)
Massachusetts communities, regulators brace for medical marijuana sales (AP, 1/1/13)

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