Newspaper Roundup for Tuesday, October 9, 2012

By Susan Jones | October 9, 2012 | 8:53 AM EDT

The Hill:
Study: Costs will rise on mid-size firms from new healthcare law

Chicago Sun-Times:
Cook County mulling violence tax on guns and ammunition

Daily Mail:
UK homeowners win right to use lethal force on burglars:
'Disproportionate levels of violence' backed

Chicago Tribune:
Jerry Sandusky: 'I did not do these alleged disgusting acts'

Fox News:
Israel readies Patriot missiles to counter suspected Hezbollah drones

Fox News:
Plant that got $150M in taxpayer money to make Volt batteries furloughs workers

The Hill:
GOP lawmaker accuses Obama of using Chávez monument to win Latino support

Washington Post:
One in five Americans reports no religious affiliation, study says

Miami Herald:
Florida wants to replace hard-to-see license plates with new tags

Washington Times:
NRA ad: Obama 'chipping away' at freedoms

New Jersey Star-Ledger:
Pending re-election, Gov. Christie slated to lead Republican Governors Association in 2014

New Jersey Star-Ledger:
Proposal could end free rides on Jan. 1 for non-union NJ Transit employees

New York Times:
Georgia Law Requiring Proof of Legal Residency Creates Licensing Backlog

The Hill:
Poll finds Romney with 40-point lead among active, reserve military troops

Denver Post:
Energy efficiencies could help six states save $20 billion
Solar, wind energy systems could be used to fill in for closed coal-burning plants

Washington Times:
Frenchman, American win Nobel physics prize

Washington Times:
Study: In-state tuition for Md. illegals would generate up to $66M a year

Washington Times:
Allen, Kaine take off gloves in Va. Senate debate
Tax increases, job creation dominate

The Hill:
House majority leader says there's 'no question' election is about taxes

Washington Post:
Lockheed Martin CEO cited for cutting trees along the Potomac

Boston Globe:
Brown retakes lead from Warren in new poll