Political Headlines - June 20, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today: 

  • Mass. Senate OK's $49m MBTA bailout: The state Senate agreed to tap a little-known state surplus to help the T close its deficit, avoiding steeper fare increases and wider service cuts than those scheduled for July 1. Transportation reporter Eric Moskowitz reports.     


  • No fruition for Romney on major higher ed plans: A review of Mitt Romney's higher education record as governor of Mass. reveals several sweeping proposals that all ran into a buzz saw in the Democratic-controlled Legislature. Higher education reporter Mary Carmichael details.