With the conflict of interest conviction of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi last week, transparency in government is once again front and center. But no one seems to have informed current Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Murray or Governor Patrick.
Last year, the seemingly unstoppable push for expanded predatory gambling in Massachusetts came to a halt when a division developed between Beacon Hill leaders over the placement of slot machines at the state’s racetracks. The debate has once again kicked
TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION TO THE EXPANSION OF LEGALIZED GAMBLING Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies May 4, 2011 Massachusetts Family Institute is a 20-year-old research and public policy institute dedicated to strengthening families in the Commonwealth. As such,
Next Wednesday, there will be a public hearing at the State House on several bills that would expand legalized predatory gambling here in Massachusetts. The bills would expand legal gambling to include Class III gambling (i.e. slot machines), opening the
From our friends at the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation: In a study published in this month’s Journal of Gambling Studies, gambling problems were discovered to be more common than alcohol problems among adults in the U.S. Dr. John Welte, a