Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley opposed the repeal question, but says she welcomes allowing the voters to enjoy a voice on the issue. (Image: Boston World)
In Massachusetts, casino companies have faced a number of 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 way it is of the Greater Boston area, a fierce competition for just one single license. Now, operators will need an additional challenge ahead of these before they can rest easy: 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 concern on a November ballot, possibly rolling back a 2011 law that legalized casinos in 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 Places Matter 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 question on the ballot. The effort was compared by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, now a Democratic candidate for governor, whom rejected issue this past year it could violate the property rights of Continue reading