Happy Friday. Top local stories and what we're watching today:
-- Major bills, including the state budget and health care cost containment, are piling up in legislative conference committees. [State House News Service, via Wicked Local Sharon]
-- The state has opened an examination of executive compensation at Massachusetts insurers. [Boston Globe]
-- Curt Schilling said he lost $50 million of his own money when his company, 38 Studios, went bankrupt. [WCVB-TV]
-- Two men will be sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment this morning after being convicted yesterday of a 2010 murder of a 14-year-old.
-- After scandals in Chelsea and Medford, the Patrick administration is calling for an overhaul of the state's 242 local housing agencies. [Globe]
-- Waltham's police chief, who faces multiple charges for allegedly attacking his wife, was released to family custody but ordered to an inpatient mental health facility. [Waltham Patch]
-- The Red Sox completed a sweep of the Marlins.
This program aired on June 22, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.