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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Friday, July 09, 2010

High stakes games (II)

House Speaker Robert DeLeo really upped the ante on slots yesterday. Too bad no one without subscription access to the Statehouse News Service will know about it.

In a nutshell, DeLeo said that without race track slots as part of a final casino bill, the House will probably jam up every other piece of legislation pending between now and the session's close on July 31.

The speaker also has some good cards with which to play: legislation dealing with health care cost control that has been a priority of Senate President Therese Murray and a campaign trail issue for Gov. Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker.

Let's hope some enterprising Globe or Herald reporter can match this story on a steamy Friday.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're forgetting that most Massachusetts publications -- including the Globe and Herald -- have subscriptions to the News Service, and it's up to them whether to print it in the next day's paper.

July 10, 2010 11:44 AM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

True, but they did not, mainly because most also don't like being "scooped" by the SHNS. And that's not a good reason for missing a really important story.

July 11, 2010 6:15 AM  

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