Do you think a Casino should be built in Western Mass?

Yes
30% (3 votes)
Maybe
20% (2 votes)
No
40% (4 votes)
I don't know
10% (1 vote)
Total votes: 10

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J. Cohen's picture
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Two towns that have been mentioned in the debate in the past are Holyoke and Palmer.

April 06, 2010: Mass. Democrats hold flurry of fund-raising events in advance of casino, budget

Firms, unions and interest groups spent more than $2 million in 2009 hoping to influence the debate, up from just $800,000 in 2006, according to an Associated Press review of records filed with the secretary of state’s office.

The vast majority of that money was spent by groups pushing for casinos.

Lobbyists working for firms hired by those gaming interests also made thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, according to the AP review, including $8,000 to Robert DeLeo, $7,800 to Murray, $4,900 to Patrick and $8,100 to Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.