Newspaper Roundup for Thursday, March 10, 2011

By Susan Jones | March 10, 2011 | 8:09 AM EST

Providence Journal:
RI Gov. Chafee proposes unprecedented tax on labor, critics say
Proposal slaps tax on haircuts, shoe repairs, etc.

New Hampshire Union-Leader:
Mystery man (illegal alien?) sent to jail; Prosecutors can't determine true identity
Convicted of paying to obtain a fraudulent N.H. driver's license

Washington Post:
Most schools could face 'failing' label under No Child Left Behind, Duncan says

Santa Fe New Mexican:
N.M. Senate rejects bill denying driver's licenses to illegal aliens
Vote called a political setback for new Republican governor

The Hill:
11 Senate Dems defected Wednesday on their party's budget plan
Proposal to cut $6 billion from this year's budget was defeated

The Hill:
GOP targets salaries of federal workers

Washington Post:
Republican Rep. Darrell Issa probing how federal agencies balance the books

White House struggles to lead on spending

The Hill:
Senior citizens told to fear GOP spending cuts
Administration is trying to portray the House budget as harmful to seniors

Houston Chronicle:
Obstacles prevent natural gas from being a major source of low-cost electricity
A fear of fracking may slow natural gas trend

New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Gulf state lawmakers push for extension of offshore drilling leases

Washington Post:
Maine is first state to get waiver in federal health care overhaul
Enforcement could destabilize the state's market for individual health insurance

Boston Globe:
Sen. Kerry urges US to raise fishing limits
Fishermen say quotas are too low for them to make a living

USA Today:
Wisconsin Republican senators vote without Democrats to curb union bargaining

Fox News:
Idaho votes to phase out teacher tenure, restrict collective bargaining

Arizona Republic:
High-stakes achievement tests prompts some teachers to cheat
Goal is to improve students' scores

South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
Teacher merit-pay bill races toward passage in Florida Senate

Los Angeles Times:
NFL players union wants to see owners' financial data
Say they're being info they need to make a reasonable decision

Palm Beach Post:
Gov. Scott, Cabinet make felons wait for return of voting rights
Critics call it return to Jim Crow era

New Hampshire Union-Leader:
NH House panel OKs 'open carry' gun bill

Fox News:
Witness at King Hearing to Warn 'Political Fear' Stifling Debate Over Radical Islam

Boston Globe:
Mass. schools prodded on plans for bullies
37 districts whose compliance falls short are named

Fox News:
GAO Report Shows Redundancies and Red Tape Within Dept. of Transportation

Washington Times:
TSA understated costs of using federal workers vs. private contractors to screen passengers
GAO says agency ‘cooked’ data on airport security

Boston Globe:
Anti-war activists add a second St. Patrick's Day parade
St. Patrick’s Peace Parade will include gay marchers

Washington Times:
Australian troops to stay in Afghanistan with U.S.
Prime minister reassures Congress of support

New York Times:
'Changes linked to global warming' blamed for shortage of Colombian beans

New York Times:
Middle East Revolts Raise Fear of Migration in Europe

Boston Globe:
Sen. Scott Brown’s mother, sister defend book
Senator’s stepfather denies being abusive

Los Angeles Times:
Obama taps top foreign policy aide as U.S. ambassador to Israel
Daniel B. Shapiro will lead the embassy at a difficult time

New Jersey Star-Ledger:
CVS accused in Pennsylvania lawsuit of pushing products to help drugmakers

The Hill:
Net neutrality repeal clears House panel in 15-8 party line vote

USA Today:
Light bulb law faces challenge in Congress

The Hill:
Lawmaker concerned that Navy fleet isn’t ready for combat

Fox News/AP:
Ore. Bus Driver, Fired Over Confederate Flag. Pushing to Get Job Back

USA Today:
The Charlie Sheen internship: More than 74,000 apply

USA Today:
Mexico's Carlos Slim still No. 1 as 'Forbes' richest list grows
But U.S. has the most billionaires (413)

Washington Post:
Remembering David S. Broder: Reporter, columnist, political analyst

Washington Post:
Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin in HBO flick about McCain's presidential campaign

Philadelphia Inquirer:
For Philadelphia Catholics, an Ash Wednesday of faith, hope, and sorrow
After 21 priests put on administrative leave

Joe Biden tellsl magazine about his childhood stuttering
'The Veep's Speech'