The Expanded Gaming Bill: Legislation Should be Passed

September 16, 2011

The House of Representatives will be voting on the expanded gaming bill this week.

It is a good bill, despite the pandering to other interests that caused the Boston Globe to write an ill-advised editorial denouncing the bill last week.

The expanded gaming bill will help every city, town and neighborhood in this Commonwealth.

Expanded gaming will not solve all our problems. But to suggest that it shouldn’t happen because the issue hasn’t been studied enough is rubbish.

We need jobs and new revenue sources and we need them now – not five years from now.

We believe the bill is going to pass. We hope it does.