Newspaper Roundup for Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010 - 8:33 AM
San Francisco Chronicle:
U.S. Rep. proposes $100 billion to save jobs of city workers, public employees
Calif. Democrat wants to avoid layoffs of city workers, teachers and other public employees
 
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. County supervisors spend millions on pet projects
Discretionary accounts pay for chauffeurs, charities and parties
 
Washington Times:
Bush's union transparency rules retracted under Obama
 
The Hill:
Unions ramping up push against Democrats who don't toe labor line
 
Washington Post:
Politics, shaky economy create no rush to restructure Fannie and Freddie
Government has pledged more and more money to cover the companies' losses
 
Washington Post:
Patrick Kennedy calls press 'despicable' for Massa coverage
 
Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi's office told of concerns about Eric Massa in October
 
Washington Post:
Employers plan to shift more health-care costs to workers, survey reports
 
Politico:
Nancy Pelosi: ‘We’re going to get started’ on health care bill
Will start walking her members through major components of the final health care package Thursday
 
The Hill:
Immigration provision has Hispanic Caucus threatening ‘no’ on health care
Senate language would bar illegals from buying coverage from proposed health exchanges
 
Boston Globe:
Pricey medical imaging (MRIs, digital mammography) pushes up health costs
Technology, changes in test sites drive rise
 
USA Today:
Insurers test health plans that stress patient choices
 
Chicago Sun-Times:
Illinois governor wants to hike state income tax to fund education
raising Illinois income tax to 4 percent during budget address
Increase from 3 percent would fund education from K through college

USA Today:
Prisoner says '96 Camry caused crash; seeking retrial
 
Boston Globe:
House ends its corporate earmarks
Mass. firms stand to lose millions; Action a response to ethics criticism
 
Boston Globe:
Support grows for limiting junk food in Mass. schools
 
USA Today:
Miss. prom canceled after lesbian's date request
 
Washington Post:
Va. Gov. McDonnell prohibits bias against gay state workers
 
Boston Globe:
Supreme Judicial Court backs trigger-lock law on guns in homes
 
Boston Globe:
UMass team helping to teach Afghanistan’s teachers
 
Boston Globe:
NOAA, US Wildlife Service propose endangered status for loggerhead sea turtles
 
Chicago Sun-Times:
Panera Bread menus soon to post food calorie counts
 
Washington Times:
GOP senators wage war on reconciliation
Vow 'no' vote on every change
 
Washington Times:
House Rejects call for speedy Afghanistan withdrawal
Support is bipartisan for Obama's surge
 
Politico:
Face-off: Kathleen Sebelius confronts insurers; chilly reception
More industry-bashing from the White House
 
The Hill:
Cindy Sheehan turning attention to Obama, camping out at Washington Monument
 
USA Today:
Obama's liberal base 'disengaged'
 
Politico:
Congressional Black Caucus: Obama not listening
 
Washington Times:
Rep. Conyers' wife sentenced to 3 yrs
After guilty plea, she now vows appeal
 
Washington Times:
Some Democrats pass on Obama health care rally
Candidate Carnahan a no-show
 
Fox NEws:
Critics blast cell phone app helping illegal aliens find water and key landmarks
 
Washington Times:
State Department plans 7 new posts in public diplomacy
U.S. image abroad targeted
 
Fox News/AP:
Judge Rules Government Can't Block Money to ACORN
 
USA Today:
Ben Roethlisberger told cops he had consensual contact with accuser
 
USA Today:
Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of Louisiana's  florist law
State law requires florists to pass a test and get a license to arrange and sell flowers
 
San Francisco Chronicle:
California high court to consider body-armor law
 
Los Angeles Times:
Congressman's aide insists on observing the probe into a runaway Toyota
Congressman blasts NHTSA for trying to block congressional oversight
 
Politico:
Reid: Filibuster reform next year
 
Politico:
Attorney General Holder under fire for Padilla brief
Raises more questions about his handling of terrorists
 
Fox News:
Report: Captured Taliban No. 2 'Singing Like a Male Canary'
Denver Post:
Colorado's I-70 detour drives up airfares
 
New Jersey Star-Ledger:
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie plans privatization of as many as 2,000 state jobs
Privatizing jobs would require layoffs
 
Denver Post:
University of Colorado tuition is likely to rise for the fourth year in a row
 
Denver Post:
Study suggests too many angiograms given
High number of U.S. patients who get test turn out not to have a significant problem
 
Houston Chronicle:
City's budget woes may mean furloughs, layoffs
Mayor suggests unions delay raises to help save jobs
 
Baltimore Sun:
Higher fees sought to pay for aiding poor
Marriage license, other civil actions, traffic fines would cost more to pay for shelters, legal aid
 
Baltimore Sun:
Bat-killing fungus may have spread to Md.
Signs of white nose syndrome found in Allegany cave
 
Deseret News/AP:
Virginia joins Utah in opposing mandated health coverage