I was, in fact, emailed a quote with exactly what you said on the show. You said you were
"...not on a retainer, not a consultant to any casino company and never have been."Can you please explain that statement for me? It doesn't seem to fit with your past history. For example, in 2008 your home address was listed as the business address for Pyramid Associates and Pyramid Associates was paid $15k to create a study on slots in Maine. Where does that fact fit in with your public statements that you've never worked for the industry? How does that fit when you went to public meetings with the Yes on 2 campaign in Maine and did a press conference for them? If that isn't "consulting," can you please explain what that job is in your view?
Additionally, can you please explain how your Center at UMASS Dartmouth funds its studies? We know that it takes on contracts from "clients" including the "private sector." Can you explain how often those clients have had any connection, whatsoever, with the slot machine and casino industries?
The answer to these questions would be very helpful and, really, the people of Massachusetts, as well as our elected leaders, deserve to know the truth. The time for deception and dishonesty is over. Thank you.