Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley opposed the repeal concern, but says she welcomes allowing the voters to really have a voice on the problem. (Image: Boston World)
In Massachusetts, casino companies have faced a series of battles to be able to build resorts in the state. There has been town-by-town campaigns to win over local communities, as well as in the situation of the higher Boston area, a intense competition for just one single license. Now, operators will need yet another challenge ahead of those before they can rest simple: a statewide repeal vote that could end casino gambling in Massachusetts before it starts.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that voters will 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 tuesday. 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 Places Question 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 question on the ballot. The effort was in fact compared by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, now a Democratic candidate for governor, who rejected issue a year ago it could violate the prope Continue reading article