House Speaker Bob DeLeo restarted the push for legalized gaming in Massachusetts today with a speech before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce that outlined his proposal: two resort casinos and slot machines at the state's four racetracks.
According to the Boston.com story, both the governor and Senate President Therese Murray expressed reservations about slot machines, saying that they wouldn't bring the thousands of jobs that full-scale casinos would bring. I have to believe, however, that the trio will get themselves lined up behind the same plan before legislative action moved forward in earnest.
Meanwhile, there are groups out there who are preparing to fight back. Check out their web sites at United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts and CasinoFacts.org.