A recent Government Accountability Office report recommends the military begin screening for potential gambling issues. This is all the more important in Massachusetts, which opened its first slots parlor in 2015 and has two resort casinos under construction.
In 2016, what most surprised our esteemed journalists? Also — from backyard gardening to big Holyoke political changes to Gov. Charlie Baker’s political fortunes (or misfortunes) — what’s on the docket for 2017?
Eight days to go before Election Day — but already hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents have cast ballots during the state’s first-ever early voting period.
Democratic voters are familiar with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. But they’ll see another name on the Massachusetts primary ballot: Rocky De La Fuente.
We invited each candidate still on the presidential primary ballot to come on our air for an interview about issues important to western Massachusetts. We’ll hear from the candidates who responded to that invitation.
MGM Springfield goes before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to present design changes to its casino plan today. The most visible change is the elimination of a 25-story hotel tower.
Gambling supporters say a new casino in Springfield will spur economic development. Opponents say the economic promises have been oversold, and the social harms are too high. Question 3 on Tuesday’s ballot proposes to repeal the Massachusetts casino law.
MGM Resorts, Penn National and Wynn Resorts don’t want to be shut down before they even have a chance to open their doors in Massachusetts.
If passed, Question 3 would repeal the state’s 2011 gambling law.
Candidates for Massachusetts’ Treasurer are debating the impact casinos could have on the state’s profitable lottery, which largely funds local aid to cities and towns.
With five weeks remaining until election day, polls show Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker running neck-and-neck.
Wynn Resorts says – for now – the company is staying out of the fight over whether to repeal Massachusetts’ casino law. Wynn has been awarded the sole casino license for greater Boston.
Wynn Resorts wanted to bring a little bit of Las Vegas to Everett. It proposed a five-star resort on the site of a former chemical plant on the banks of the Mystic River.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he is not surprised by a statement from the leaders of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts, calling for repeal of the state’s casino law.
Governor Deval Patrick is standing by Massachusetts’ casino law. The state Supreme Judicial Court ruled this week voters will have a say in whether to […]