Malloy will propose more than $550 million in across-the-board spending cuts for the next fiscal year. He delivers his State of the State address Wednesday.
The Springfield City Council Monday voted to approve an overlay district map allowing MGM to begin clearing land for its proposed casino, including demolishing buildings.
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After what Mayor Domenic Sarno described as “a frank discussion”, he says he accepts MGM’s apology for not giving him a heads-up about the casino design changes.
The commission agreed with MGM that opening a Springfield casino during a major overhaul of I-91 is bad for business.
Springfield and MGM have reached a deal which would push back the opening of the downtown casino by 6 months to September 2018.. Both sides say the delay is necessary to avoid problems from the Interstate 91 viaduct construction.
The Springfield Historical Commission has approved MGM’s plans for three properties on the site of its future downtown casino. But a proposal for a fourth property was defeated Thursday Night–twice.
MGM launches a design and construction information session for prospective vendors, suppliers for the company’s Springfield casino.
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.
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.
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.
Consultants representing casino operator MGM say they plan to coordinate their construction schedule around the renovation of I-91 in downtown Springfield. They presented details to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Thursday.
MGM officials say they have been working with local agencies on a number of issues such as utilities for the proposed casino, traffic improvement and starting the permitting process.
Springfield area business leaders are wondering if they’ll ever see the economic impact from a proposed casino project. That’s after the state’s highest court placed a question repealing Massachusetts’ casino law on the November ballot.
Massachusetts gambling regulators ruled Tuesday that MGM must pay Longmeadow to offset some of the impact of a possible Springfield casino. Two other communities were not as fortunate.