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Week In Review: Casinos, Kerry's Boat, War Funding12:20
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"Isabel" is the $7 million, 76-foot yacht owned by Sen. John Kerry, seen here in Portsmouth, R.I. By docking the yacht in neighboring Newport, he was able to avoid about $500,000 in taxes to Massachusetts. (Stew Milne/AP)
"Isabel" is the $7 million, 76-foot yacht owned by Sen. John Kerry, seen here in Portsmouth, R.I. By docking the yacht in neighboring Newport, he was able to avoid about $500,000 in taxes to Massachusetts. (Stew Milne/AP)

After years of debate and hand-wringing, lawmakers may finally be poised to pass a bill that could bring three casinos and two slot parlors to the state.

Sen. John Kerry admits he mishandled the controversy over docking his new $7 million yacht in tax-free Rhode Island.

Meanwhile, the state's congressional delegation voted overwhelmingly against the latest $37 billion appropriations bill for the war in Afghanistan.

Our journalist panel considers these and other stories from the week that was.

Guests:

  • Susan Tracy, president of the Strategy Group and former state representative
  • Craig Sandler, owner and general manager of State House News Service
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