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Dreams Of Casinos Return To Beacon Hill

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The casino debate is heating up again on Beacon Hill. Lawmakers held what they called an informational hearing Monday about bringing casino gambling to Massachusetts.

It was only last year that House lawmakers voted down Gov. Patrick’s plan to license three casinos in the state. But a lot has changed since last year.

Sen. Karen Spilka of Framingham chaired Monday’s hearing on gambling. “Clearly there is a change in the political environment,” Spilka said. “We have a new speaker.”

This program aired on June 30, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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Fred Thys reported on politics and higher education for WBUR.


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