1. Ted Kennedy not a fan of Warren's work for LTV Steel
The Boston Herald is reporting that Ted Kennedy was not a fan of LTV Steel and what they did to coal miners.
Kennedy filed bills to require bankrupt companies to honor their pension agreements to retirees and specifically cited the company Warren worked for, LTV Steel, for using bankruptcy to shirk payments to retired workers.
"Many companies are using bankruptcy courts to abandon their pension plans," Kennedy said during a speech on the Senate floor in Nov. 2005. "Hundreds of thousands of workers and retirees at companies such as United Airlines, US Airways, Bethlehem Steel and LTV Steel are now without the pensions they worked so hard to earn."
Kennedy also in 2005 sponsored the Stop Terminating Our Pensions Act, which would have imposed a six-month moratorium on terminating pension plans resulting from bankruptcy proceedings.
2. Another 140 Health Care Layoffs
In what is becoming a recurring story, as the full effects of Jones-Patrick Care work through the system, another health care provider is laying off significant employees. Last week we learned Boston Children's Hospital was shedding jobs, today we learn that UMass Memorial Medical Center is doing the same. Via Go Local Worcester:
Central Mass healthcare provider UMass Memorial Health Care will cut 140 full-time equivalent positions over the coming months in its continuing efforts to make up for a $50 million financial shortfall, according to a memo from CEO John O'Brien sent to staff on Tuesday.
Hospitals are gearing up for the price controls supported by Deval Patrick, Speaker DeLeo, and Minority Leader Brad Jones.
RNC Delegate, and MIT Student Caroline Shinkle on Broadside.
4. MassGOP General Counsel to Host Green Energy Program on WCRN
State House News Service is reporting that MassGOP and Scott Brown campaign general counsel Vincent DeVito of Bowditch and Dewey, LLP is going to host a green energy radio program in conjunction with Congressman Jim McGovern.
A three-year-old institute that promotes the clean energy industry and has ties to state government and U.S. Rep. James McGovern plans to launch a one-hour radio show Wednesday on 830AM-WCRN, which reaches listeners in the Worcester, Boston and Metrowest areas. According to the Institute for Energy & Sustainability, its "Energy This Week" program will be hosted by IES Director and Bowditch & Dewey LLP partner Vincent DeVito and IES senior program advisor Christopher Noonan. The show will focus on "what's being done to attract clean-energy technology and renewable-energy companies to Central New England and to build on the region's assets and reputation as an incubator of innovation." The show is being sponsored by Worcester-based Energy Monster, a company operated by Brogan Kusske and Josh Leet that helps homeowners with energy-saving ideas. Wednesday's 1 p.m. kickoff show will feature discussion of the smart grid with Edward White, vice president of customer and business strategy at National Grid and a member of the IES Board of Directors. The institute formed in 2009 through partnerships with McGovern, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Clark University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. - M. Norton/SHNS
5. Hold the Presses!! Harvard's Newspaper Endorses Harvard Professor
Did anyone see this coming? Harvard University's newspaper The Crimson endorsed a Harvard Professor for U.S. Senate today.