Last week, I again voted against bringing casinos to Massachusetts. In 2008, when I first voted against gambling, I was voting in the majority.
Will, The news started picking up before the holidays and hasn’t slowed down now with the new year. Why does DeLeo continue to push for casinos? Why can’t this topic go away so that our legislature can work on more productive topics? I hope your stance has not changed (I doubt it has). Is there […]
The House approved the gambling bill by a vote of 120 to 37 last night.
I encourage you to continue to oppose casinos here. It’s fun when you win, but usually you lose which is why casinos can spend so much money on advertising and inexpensive drinks. It can be tragic for those who cannot control their gambling and the unfortunate consequences usually effect family members. There has to be […]
I’ve received almost 100 emails in the last 36 hours in response to my note about my opposition to the casino bill. Although the tally of these responses is over two to one in agreement with my opposition, there are a great many people whom I respect who disagree with me on this vote. For […]
Speaker DeLeo announced today his plan for gaming in the Commonwealth — essentially two resort casinos and slots at the race tracks with the revenues spread to multiple goals and constituencies. The speaker’s messaging on the bill is primarily focused on the employment benefits.