Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 04:53AM
- 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.
- Five Democrats vying for Markey's seat in US House: Six days after Edward J. Markey was elected to the US Senate, five Democratic candidates are already running to replace him in the US House of Reps. Political reporter Joshua Miller breaks it down.
- Paula Deen's 'Bubba' problem: Is Deen really the villain? And is assigning blame avoiding a real issue? Columnist Farah Stockman shares her commentary.