May 7, 2009

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Obama to detail budget cuts
President Obama plans on Thursday to unveil a list of 121 budget cuts totaling nearly $17 billion, the latest installment of his pledge to scrub...
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Globe union faces
wage cuts, furloughs

Members of the Boston's Globe largest union tonight will hear the details of a proposal that would impose deep wage cuts, freeze pensions for many employees, and essentially eliminate the lifetime job guarantees held by veteran employees to provide the $10 million in savings demanded by the paper's owner, the New York Times Co. (By Robert Gavin and Keith O'Brien, Globe Staff)
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Wave maker resigns as Pike chief

Alan LeBovidge, the colorful and polarizing fiscal watchdog hired to shake up the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, resigned yesterday after the Patrick administration forced him to retreat from some of his more controversial cost-trimming measures. (By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff)

Maine governor OK's gay marriage

Governor John E. Baldacci of Maine yesterday became the first governor in the country to sign a same-sex marriage bill into law without being spurred to action by a court decision. Also yesterday, New Hampshire legislators approved a gay marriage law. (By Jenna Russell and Eric Moskowitz, Globe Staff)

On loan, sublime awe

One of the Museum of Fine Arts' treasures, Paul Gauguin's monumental "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" is in Nagoya, Japan, an industrial city of 2.1 million, as a loan from the MFA to its sister museum, the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts. (By Linda Matchan, Globe Staff)

State seeks to revamp way
doctors, hospitals are paid

Massachusetts soon may embark on another bold healthcare experiment, with a state commission poised to recommend this month that insurers radically change how they pay doctors and hospitals. (By Liz Kowalczyk, Globe Staff)


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