Want A Final Word On Springfield Casino?

The Massachusetts gaming commission will hold a final public meeting Tuesday in Springfield before awarding a resort casino license in western Massachusetts.

The meeting will allow residents one last chance to speak their minds, but members of a prominent group opposing a Springfield casino are not going to show up. That’s according to Michael Kogut, who leads Citizens Against Casino Gaming. He says his group is now focusing its efforts on repealing the casino law:

“We intend to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Judicial Court in favor of the Repeal the Casino Deal group that’s trying to get the question on the ballot in November,” Kogut says.

The ballot initiative is under review by the Supreme Judicial Court, after the state attorney general ruled it unconstitutional. The court is expected to hear arguments in the case in May.