Political Headlines - January 11, 2013


  • Patrick seeks higher health payments by retirees: Most future state and municipal retirees would have to pay about $1,000 a year more for health care under Governor Patrick's plan to save up to $20 billion over the next three decades. Globe politics reporter Michael Levenson covers.


  • Gun safety: Put a price on itAn intriguing idea to curb gun violence: Require gun owners to carry liability insurance for the firearms they own. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh writes.


  •  A list far too long: If the mother of a 7-year-old boy with behavioral ­issues wanted to find a Glock instead of a therapist, she wouldn't have to go to 66 gun stores. Globe columnist Kevin Cullen explains.