Tag Archives: Casinos

A SHOCKER! Council funded by gambling has no issue with expanded gambling!

Scott Van Voorhis  Problem gamblers went public yesterday with wrenching stories of heartbreak and addiction as a State House showdown looms over a proposal to legalize resort . But the now-recovering addicts offered an unexpected message, saying they are neutral on Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal for three billion-dollar-plus gambling resorts. That’s because the state’s plan to legalize casinos also…

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Somebody is payin’…

and it better not be me. Casey Ross reports that Deville has put out a comic book! Gov. Deval Patrick is intensifying his push to win approval for casinos by sending lawmakers an 11-page color magazine pitching the economic benefits of his plan to license three gambling resorts across Massachusetts. The magazine, subtitled “creating jobs, growing the economy,” was hand-delivered…

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Give me the extended warranty too!

I don’t know. I’m all for paying top dollar for experts but this seem a little like asking a car salesman if he thinks the optional undercoating is a good idea. New Jersey-based Spectrum Gaming will crunch the numbers in Patrick’s resort casino proposal, including estimates that it will create thousands of jobs and generate hundreds of millions in annual…

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GOP hits Deval Casino Revenue Plan

It would be nice if this idea gained public momentum. This is about holding the Governor accountable. BOSTON –  Cities and towns should not have to rely on the governor’s casino gamble when crafting their budgets, said Republican lawmakers and municipal officials at the State House Wednesday. The minority party criticized the governor’s proposal to make up for a $124…

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What ever happened to competition?

How can a special interest that represents about 17 percent of Massachusetts workers be granted the exclusive rights (that’s 100 percent) to work on building new casinos? This is Deval sending a sweet kiss to his labor backers. Nonunion construction workers are opposing Governor Deval Patrick’s casino legislation, arguing that it discriminates against them by encouraging developers to use union…

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Governor Patrick: Extortionist

(I don’t think running someone for US Senate is wasting time, but thanks for this analysis.  Some of us here on RMG are more interested in the “politics” side of things.  Others are more interested in policy.  Thank you as always for contributing by way of important policy discussions. – promoted by EaBo Clipper) While some of you were wasting…

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