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Opponents of casino gambling meet

United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts recently held a conference where citizens committed to prevent casinos from coming to the Bay State shared ideas and created goals for the ongoing effort. The group agreed to continue to move forward with

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A shifting strategy on fighting casino gambling

  Dear Friends of the Family, This week we received the news we partially expected, but had hoped would not come. Attorney General Martha Coakley has determined that the newly passed casino bill is an appropriations bill and thereby, per

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People shut out by Beacon Hill on casinos

The People Have Been Shut Out By Beacon Hill Monday, December 12, 2011, Boston, MA – Legislative leadership and Governor Deval L. Patrick crafted a bill behind closed doors that was meant to expedite expanding predatory gambling and keep The

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Not going down without a fight

Dear Friends of the Family, Contrary to what many in the press and on Beacon Hill will have you believe, the so-called fat lady as NOT yet sung her closing number on the gambling debate. Yesterday, I joined fellow allies

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Maine, New Hampshire disagree on gambling

Two neighboring New England states took two very different paths as far as expanded gambling, with New Hampshire moving closer while Maine stopped additional expansion. On Tuesday, voters in Maine decisively defeated two different referendum questions that would have opened

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Letter: Letting casino wolves run wild

Letting casino wolves run wild I am a strong supporter of Gov. Deval Patrick, but I think he’s facing a big mistake with the casino-gambling bill now headed toward a conference committee at the State House. While many courageous legislators

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Anti casino groups make statement on Beacon Hill

MFI stood with our friends in the coalition United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts (USS Mass) on the steps of the State House yesterday to call on legislators to reject the false promises of expanded predatory gambling and vote against

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MA House member calls for legalized internet poker

As if legalizing slot machines and Vegas-style casinos isn’t enough, state Rep. Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk) believes now is a good time to legalize online poker games.  Under his plan, if approved, Massachusetts would become the first state in the U.S.

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