Some of Gov. Deval Patrick’s top legislative priorities remain in limbo even as he gears up his re-election campaign.
A proposal to expand gambling in the state, which Patrick has long supported, is the most prominent piece of legislation awaiting action before the Legislature ends its session on July 31. Measures to restrict yearly gun purchases and reform the criminal records system, both pushed by the governor, have also yet to reach his desk.
While Patrick did not file his own casino legislation in this session, he has maintained support for bringing resort-style casinos to Massachusetts.
But the governor has said the focus on casinos has held up other items of importance, such as his push to reform the Criminal Offender Record Information system, better known as CORI.