ï»¿Massachusetts Casino Repeal Matter Approved by Court
Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley opposed the repeal concern, but says she welcomes allowing the voters to truly have a voice in the problem. (Image: Boston Globe)
In Massachusetts, casino companies have actually faced a few battles to be able to build resorts in the state. There have been town-by-town campaigns to win over local communities, plus in the actual situation of the Greater Boston area, a competition that is fierce only one license. Now, operators are going to have one more challenge ahead of them before they can sleep easy: a statewide repeal vote that could end casino gambling in Massachusetts before it starts.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that voters should be able to see the casino law repeal question on a November ballot, potentially rolling back a 2011 law that legalized casinos in the state. That move leaves potential casino operators in an awkward position, as they may get licenses, but not know until later this year whether they can actually do anything with them.
Unanimous Decision Sets Question on Ballot
The court reached their decision unanimously, pointing out that supporters of the repeal had succeeded in collecting more than enough signatures to place the relevant question on the ballot. The work had been compared by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, now a Democratic candidate for governor, who rejected the question last year because she […]