Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley opposed the repeal concern, but says she welcomes allowing the voters to really have a voice on the issue. (Image: Boston Globe)
In Massachusetts, casino companies have faced a few battles to be able to build resorts in the state. There has been town-by-town campaigns to win over local communities, plus in the scenario of the Greater Boston area, a tough competition for just one single license. Now, operators will have one more challenge ahead of those before they can rest simple: a statewide repeal vote that could end casino gambling in Massachusetts before it starts.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that voters will be able to see the casino law repeal question on a November ballot, potentially rolling back a 2011 law that legalized casinos in the state tuesday. That move leaves potential casino operators in an awkward position, as they may get licenses, but maybe not know until later on this year whether they can actually do any such thing with them.
Unanimous Decision Puts 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 question on the ballot. The work had been opposed by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, now a Democratic candidate for governor, who rejected the question last year it could violate the property rig […]