- Felix Arroyo launches bid to be next Boston mayor: The city councilor formally joined the growing field seeking to succeed Mayor Menino. Globe state house reporter Andrew Ryan and immigration reporter Maria Sacchetti profile.
State Senate may add funds to transportation bill: The Senate is willing to dedicate more than the $500 million in new taxes approved by the House, but the bill would still fall short of Governor Patrick's request. Boston.com political editor Jim O'Sullivan reports.
- Enforcement key to latest attempt at immigration bill: Supporters of an immigration overhaul say the only way to make enforcement of laws feasible is to offer a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants now in the US. Globe immigration reporter Maria Sacchetti outlines.
- Michael J. Sullivan disavows anti-gay rhetoric of supporter: The former US attorney and Republican candidate for US Senate said he disagrees with a Tea Party activist who has called gay rights activists ''outrageously aggressive.'' Globe state house reporter Michael Levenson outlines.
- Is Arroyo the first Latino to launch a mayoral campaign in Boston?: It's a complicated question. Globe state house reporter Andrew Ryan elaborates.
- Lesson for a lame duck: Governor Patrick overestimated his persuasiveness in his tax package and forgot about the wisdom of consultation and the politics of the possible. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh explains.
- We can't let the gun lobby win: A vocal, special-interest minority has controlled the gun control issue for far too long. And they keep winning, but only because the rest of us let them. Globe metro columnist Adrian Walker elaborates.