Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley opposed the repeal question, but says she welcomes allowing the voters to really have a voice regarding 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 has been town-by-town campaigns to win over local communities, and in the scenario of the more Boston area, a fierce competition for just one license. Now, operators are going to have yet another challenge ahead of them 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 on a November ballot, potentially rolling right 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 Sets 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 relevant question on the ballot. The work had been compared by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, now a Democratic candidate for governor, who rejected issue last year because she feare Leer más