This is the history Debate about casino both Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker in 22News Broadcast Center in Chicopee. Making it clear that they will make western Massachusetts a priority. Baker opened by saying that Massachusetts needs to work better for taxpayers, for those who work for state government, and those who rely on the services the state provides. He said that he has a broad record in both the public and private sectors; serving in the Weld and Cellucci Administrations, and also at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. In her opening statement, Coakley cited her upbringing in western Massachusetts, saying that she knows the issues that impact people in this area. The attorney general said that her economic development plan would turn things around for all of Massachusetts; not just Boston and Cambridge.
As attorney general, she has supported casino — so much so that her office denied an antigambling group’s petition to repeal the 2011 law allowing them. When the Supreme Judicial Court in June ruled the group could put its initiative on the November ballot, Coakley said she was “pleased” by the decision and that it would be “healthy” for voters. But, One of the biggest issues affecting is sbobet plan to build a casino here, if voters do not repeal.
the state’s casino gambling law. Baker and Coakley said they will vote against the repeal. But if the law is repealed, they would support discussing with the Legislature ways to go forward with the sbobet casino.
The debate began with questions submitted by 22News viewers via our Report It feature, with the first question dealing with one of the issues that particularly concerns people in our area: casino gambling. Both Baker and Coakley said that they would be voting no on Question 3, which would repeal the state law legalizing casinos. They also said that they would look at ways to still allow a casino in Springfield if the repeal effort passes.
ADVANTAGE COAKLEY, CASINOS IN NEW POLLING
With a week to go until the primary election, Martha Coakley is holding large leads over Democrats Steven Grossman and Don Berwick in a pair of polls released overnight. The history polls from 7News showed voters currently opposing a November ballot question to repeal the 2011 casino law, by margins of 59-36 and 52-37, respectively.