Headlines for Friday, February 19, 2016

National headlines

Rep. McGovern says Obama’s trip to Cuba will legitimize new open relations

Hillary Clinton questions Bernie Sanders’ Democratic credentials at town hall

State headlines

Massachusetts salary data: How many state workers earned more than Gov. Charlie Baker in 2015?

He’s Mr. Popularity; now can Charlie Baker deliver? – The Boston Globe

Somerville mayor fires back at Wynn Resorts

State employee accuses Baker crew of strong-arm tactics – The Boston Globe

Baker attempts to muscle conservatives out of GOP state committee – The Boston Globe

In D.C., Baker to discuss opioid epidemic, hold campaign fundraiser – The Boston Globe

Baker: GE’s pollution of Pittsfield, move to Boston a ‘separate issue’

‘Pac Man’ for cash? States weigh rules for new kind of slots – News – southcoasttoday.com – New Bedford, MA

Who’s backing whom for president on Beacon Hiil? – Lowell Sun Online

Governor Charlie Baker “Ready To Strangle Someone” Over Latest Transit Snafus

How a UMass professor became the center of a national debate over Bernie Sanders’ plan

Report: 34,000 Mass. students on charter school waiting lists – Education – Boston.com

Amtrak: Switch problems fixed, normal operations have resumed

Mass Housing hires new chief in 10 minutes – CommonWealth Magazine

Senate president says he won’t pressure Brian Joyce to resign

GOP senator says Sen. Joyce must assess whether he can do his job

Local headlines

Worcester state Rep. Campanale backs Kasich – Worcester Mag

Political debate stalls Tyngsboro landfill solar plan

Work begins at site of $21M Worcester hotel

Brockton has most dangerous intersection in state

Mary Jo Meisner Is Leaving the Boston Foundation

Brian Hyde apologizes for ‘ordeal’

Rockland can’t censure selectman who got probation in OUI, gun case

DeLeo speaks to South Shore community leaders about economic development

Coakley and Eldridge will debate presidential primary in Weston forum

Marlborough: Ferro running for Republican State Committee

Congressman Joe Kennedy to launch ‘Massachusetts Students for Hillary’ at Boston College

Conn. lawmaker proposes additional study of casino development; could slow competition against MGM Springfield

Two more swastikas found on UMass campus, solidarity gathering slated for Friday evening