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New Policing Units Will Monitor New Mass. Casinos

When Massachusetts lawmakers crafted the state’s casino law, they also created a new network of law enforcement agencies aimed at keeping an eye on the gambling facilities.

12/04/2011

Deval Patrick signs the casino bill into law.

Gov. Patrick Signs Bill Legalizing 3 Casinos, 1 Slots Parlor

GGov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill legalizing casinos in Mass. that supporters say will create 1000’s of jobs while generating hundreds of millions in revenues.

11/22/2011

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Gov. Patrick Expected To Sign Casino Bill This Week

Gov. Deval Patrick is ready to sign a bill authorizing casino gambling in Mass. along with several other bills passed by lawmakers in the final hours of the 2011 legislative session.

11/20/2011

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New Commission Given Sweeping Oversight Of Planned Casinos

When Gov. Patrick signs a new gambling bill into law, control over the three planned casinos and one slots parlor will quickly shift to an as-yet-unnamed five-member commission.

11/20/2011

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Keller @ Large: Lawmakers Trying To Hammer Out Final Casino Bill

Beacon Hill appears ready to roll the dice on casinos. Jon Keller is at large.

11/14/2011

Erin Brenton was injured and her sister Heather (left) was killed in a 1982 drunk driving crash.

Victim Of 1982 Drunk Driving Crash To Fight ‘Happy Hour’ Amendment

A victim of a car crash in 1982 is fighting the passage of the “Happy Hour” amendment.

10/14/2011

State Sen. Steven Baddour

Keller @ Large: State Sen. Baddour Talks Beacon Hill Politics

Lawmakers on Beacon Hill have been busy debating everything from the casino bill to immigration reform. Jon Keller is at large.

10/02/2011

Lawmakers To Consider Slots At Logan Airport

Senator Marc Pacheco, who sponsored the bill, believes the slots behind security checkpoints could generate as much as $14 million.

09/23/2011

Amendment Proposes Slot Machines At Logan Airport

If casino gambling is approved in Massachusetts, one lawmaker thinks it could be possible.

09/23/2011

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Keller @ Large: Will Lawmakers Listen To Us Before Casino Bill Vote?

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 prompted a lot of people to raise and discuss some interesting questions, including: who are we as a people? What do we really stand for, and aspire to?

09/12/2011

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