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Columnists take on gambling legislation

Since it was announced that House Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Murray, and Governor Patrick had reached a compromise to bring three Vegas-style casinos and one slot parlor to the state, much has been said on news programs and in newspaper

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Gambling storm on the horizon

Dear Friends of the Family, As I am writing, Hurricane Irene has her sights set on New England this weekend. Though there isn’t much any of us can do to stop Irene from coming, there are ways to properly prepare

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Mainers fighting new casinos

  The fight in Massachusetts over expanded predatory gambling is ongoing as the power players on Beacon Hill meet behind clothes doors. Meanwhile in Maine, gambling interests had been pressuring the governor and legislature to approve a casino without putting

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Packed gambling hearing as leadership split remains

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

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Testimony in Opposition to the Expansion of Legalized Gambling

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,

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With budget debate comes predatory gambling fight

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

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Casino debate looks to heat up soon

Our friends at United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts (USS Mass) announced in an email this week that “the calm before the storm has ended and casino proponents have re-emerged, with new backing behind them.” Now more than ever we

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