Following Tuesday’s defeat of a ballot initiative to overturn the state’s casino law, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday formally awarded licenses to MGM Resorts and Wynn to operate casinos in Springfield and Everett.
The election of Massachusetts governor formally wrapped up Wednesday with Democrat Martha Coakley conceding to Republican Charlie Baker. But reflections on a hard-fought campaign only last so long, before the real work begins.
Stan Rosenberg of Amherst will be Senate President next year. He says he’s worked with Charlie Baker before.
Following the rejection of a state ballot question to repeal the casino law, stakeholders — including MGM Springfield, the city’s economic development department, and Springfield residents — are looking ahead to the next phase.
A conversation with UMass Poll director Brian Schaffner.
The Massachusetts governor’s race is officially over.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday is slated to formally award licenses to MGM for a Springfield casino and Wynn Resorts for one in Everett.
There was much interest in Springfield as the city has maintained a long-standing agreement with MGM to build a resort-casino downtown. Now the project is that much closer to reality.
Four years after coming up short in his quest for the top statewide office in Massachusetts, Republican Charlie Baker declared victory early Wednesday morning in his race for governor, though Democrat Martha Coakley had not yet conceded the race.
While Massachusetts voters rejected a repeal of the state’s casino law, there were three other questions on the ballot.
A look at results from some of the top election contests around Massachusetts and New England.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is waiting, like the rest of the state, for the outcome of Tuesday’s voting. So, what does a soon-to-be ex-governor do on Election Day?
Springfield’s election commissioner credits the casino ballot question with bringing out an estimated 40 percent of registered voters.
Voters throughout the region have been heading to the polls all day, with a few hours to go before results start to come in.
A look at some of the top Election Day contests around Massachusetts and New England, as we wait for the polls to close. At 8 p.m., New England Public Radio brings you live special coverage of the results.