For newer readers, while there are no good ways to bring in slot machines, 'racinos' are by far the worst option. They don't take in very much money, they
Updates- to reassure the democrat base, here's the talking point DeLeo's putting out there: the new speaker is a "good listener."
Um, yeah. Sure. Obviously, pushing for racinos, the Speaker is deaf to the 2008 ballot question results as well as last year's overwhelming vote. If he's a good listener, he'll leave slots as they are (banned in Massachusetts) and listen to reason. Slots are horrible policy for this state, like almost any other state. They ensnare countless people in a dangerous addiction (1 in 20 people w/in 50 miles) all the while killing local restaurants and businesses, which fuel our local economies and are owned by our brothers, sisters, friends and neighbors. Please, by all means listen, Representative DeLeo. We're tired of you not listening!