AM Briefing: Bulger Claims Immunity; Report Warns Of Defense Cuts
Good morning. Top local stories and what we're watching this Tuesday:
-- Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger claims he had an immunity deal with government officials, and that the extensive federal case against him should be dismissed.
-- Some 60 offenders in Massachusetts could be affected by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder.
-- President Obama stopped in Boston for campaign fund-raisers Monday night.
-- The state's economic development panel will vote on awarding tax breaks to more than a dozen companies, in exchange for promises to create jobs. [Boston Globe]
-- A new report from UMass' Donahue Institute finds that 30,000 jobs in Massachusetts could be at risk if planned federal cuts in defense spending happen. [Globe]
-- State officials are planning to break ground on a $106 million film and television studio complex at the former military base in Devens. [Associated Press, via WCVB-TV]
-- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is discussing how to prevent and treat problem gambling once casinos come to the state.
-- Despite two homers from David Ortiz, the Sox lost to the Blue Jays at Fenway.
This program aired on June 26, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.