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AM Briefing: Senate Budget Debate Continues; Jobs Bill Passes House

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

-- The Massachusetts Senate today continues debate on its state spending plan. Yesterday, notably, it voted for an amendment to close a drunk-driving enforcement loophole [State House News Service, via MassLive] and sent a provision on expansion of the bottle bill for further study. [SHNS, via the Patriot Ledger]

-- The House unanimously passed a jobs bill, which includes a $50 million innovation investment fund. [SHNS, via the Boston Herald]

-- A new poll finds that Sen. Scott Brown has a one-point lead over challenger Elizabeth Warren, but that's within the poll's margin of error.

-- A 12-hour fire on a nuclear submarine docked in a Maine shipyard injured seven.

-- The mother of a Cambridge man who was killed during a drug robbery inside a Harvard dorm is suing the university. [Boston Globe]

-- A report finds that during the 2010 census, Boston had the highest error rate of any location in the country.

-- The Westborough School Committee voted to rescind a drug policy that would have allowed school staff members to conduct a saliva test on students suspected of abusing prescription drugs. [MetroWest Daily News]

-- Many gambling experts have never heard of KMD Consulting, the developer hired by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah to pursue a casino in Freetown or Lakeville. [Cape Cod Times]

Sports:

-- The Celtics lost Game 6 to the 76ers. The deciding Game 7 will be Saturday in Boston.

This program aired on May 24, 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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