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AM Briefing: House Passes Budget; Bruins Downed

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Good morning. Top local stories and what we're watching this Thursday:

-- With a late-night vote, the House passed a $32.4 billion state spending plan that includes no new taxes. It was supported 150-4 and followed three days of debate. More:

  • Speaker DeLeo blasts "appalling" fraud as reform of welfare benefits passes. [Boston Herald]

-- It was another close game, but the Bruins lost Game 7 to the Capitals in overtime, ending the team's Stanley Cup title defense. More:

  • B's goalie Tim Thomas says he never saw the game-winning goal coming. [Boston Globe]

-- As state legislators finish a major health cost-control bill, a report says employers and employees would see between $8 billion and $34.5 billion in savings over nine years.

-- The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah says it will sue after the Patrick administration declared that it won't negotiate with the tribe over a potential casino. [Globe]

-- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's director has recommended that the license for Plymouth's Pilgrim nuclear plant, which expires June 8, be renewed. [Patriot Ledger]

-- Following the murder of a 67-year-old during a robbery attempt, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says he's sending more drug cops to South Boston. [Herald]More Sports:

-- The Sox won a nail-biter to complete a sweep of the Twins.

This program aired on April 26, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.

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