Political Headlines - July 2, 2013

  • Gas, cigarette taxes would rise in new state budget: Some of the everyday implications of the budget sent to the governor for approval yesterday include increased levies on gas and cigarettes, but UMass tuition and fees will NOT rise. State House reporter Michael Levenson reports.
  • Paula Deen's 'Bubba' problem: Is Deen really the villain? And is assigning blame avoiding a real issue? Columnist Farah Stockman shares her commentary.