David Kravitz is still silent on Elizabeth Warren's lack of law license....
2. Valley Patriot taking Lawrence to Court over Public Records
Tom Duggan, the publisher of the Valley Patriot, has been fighting with Lawrence to obtain public records he paid for over the Summer. The Secretary of State has ordered Lawrence to turn over the records, and the Willy Lantigua administration has ignored them. Here's Duggan's story:
As of today, October 9, 2012, Lawrence City Attorney Charles Boddy has yet to comply with A Freedom of Information Request for Public Documents that was initially filed in February.
The Valley Patriot filed court action last week claiming that Boddy is purposely refusing to turn over public documents that state law says must be turned over within ten days of request.
Not only is the Valley Patriot getting no response out of City Attorney Charlie Boddy on public records requests, The Secretary of State's Office themselves say multiple attempts to reach Attorney Boddy for a conversation on the matter have failed as well.
3. Governor Patrick needs more money for Jones-Patrick Care
According to the State House News Service, Deval Patrick needs more money to implement the Jones-Patrick care price control reforms. The Lowell Sun has the story.
With the task of implementing the state's new health-care cost-containment law under way, Patrick administration officials on Wednesday said additional legislation may need to be passed before the end of the year to allow the state's new health-policy arm to operate.
Additional spending authorizations could also be necessary for multiple agencies as they take on new tasks and shift some oversight and analytical responsibilities to other entities or staff up with new offices, phones and computers. A budget bill could wait until after Jan. 1 when the new Legislature convenes, officials said, and may also include spending authorizations to deal with the fallout from the state drug-lab debacle.
Asked whether his administration would meet target dates in the new law for creation of new agencies, boards and commissions, Gov. Deval Patrick said, "God willing and the creek don't rise, yes."
Patrick spoke briefly Wednesday morning at a briefing held by senior members of his administration, including Health and Human Services Secretary Judy Ann Bigby. State officials updated dozens of stakeholders on the implementation of the new law, which will begin to take effect early next month.
Will the Republican Leadership Office block this funding in informal session, or are they still fully on board with this legislation that has caused hundreds of Health Care industry layoffs already?
4. Brown hits back with Mesothelioma victim
You've seen the ads from Warren saying "Scott Brown is lying" about Warren's work with Travelers. Of course he's not, and someone not affiliated with a Union has had enough and is hitting back for Brown.
5. NECN Tonight
I will be offering post and pre-debate commentary tonight on NECN at 6 PM on Broadside.