Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.
The House always wins. Get it? Gov. Deval Patrick’s casino bill narrowly received a negative recommendation from the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, which spells its death unless the House goes against tradition and reverses the panel’s ruling. Speaker Sal DiMasi says he has the votes to put the proposal out of its misery. [Globe]
When did Sal DiMasi move to Wrentham? Representative Richard Ross, who had vowed to support the casino plan, changed his vote at the last moment and ultimately led to the proposal’s negative recommendation. He says that he was voting for the will of his constituents. [Herald]
Out for summer, out till fall: Boston Public Schools face a $30.7 million deficit in next year’s budget. Superintendent Carol Johnson says that some schools may have to close, and that summer school may be eliminated to save money. [Globe]
Lovin’, touchin’, squeezin’: As she worked the T Police’s “Grope Patrol,” Herald reporter Jessica Van Sack had a near-miss with a creep. We call that “commuting.” [Herald]