I thought you would be interested in receiving Governor Patrick’s press release regarding his casino proposal.
I have not taken a position on the casino issue.
I have deep reservations about destination casinos — public health and safety concerns, environmental concerns, even economic development concerns. I’d rather see local entertainment flourishing within our community centers.
On the other hand, we face great needs in transportation, education and other areas. To the extent casinos may offer new revenues, we have to consider them carefully.
Ultimately, the balance may depend on the specifics.
I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House to assess the Governor’s proposal and develop a response.
For more, see the Governor’s official website.