Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley opposed the repeal question, but says she welcomes allowing the voters to truly have a voice in the issue. (Image: Boston World)
In Massachusetts, casino companies have faced a number of battles in order to build resorts in the state. There have been town-by-town campaigns to win over local communities, plus in the way it is of the higher Boston area, a competition that is fierce only one license. Now, operators will need one more challenge ahead of those before they can sleep effortless: a statewide repeal vote that could end casino gambling in Massachusetts before it starts.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that voters will be able to see the casino law repeal question for a November ballot, possibly rolling straight back a 2011 law that legalized casinos into the state. That move leaves potential casino operators in an awkward position, whether they can actually do anything with them as they may receive licenses, but not know until later this year.
Unanimous Decision Sets Matter on Ballot
The court reached their decision unanimously, pointing out that supporters of the repeal had succeeded in gathering more than enough signatures to put the relevant question on the ballot. The effort have been opposed by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, now a Democratic candidate for governor, who rejected the question a year ago it could violate Read More