Mass. Senate Again Delays Casino Gambling Debate

The Massachusetts Senate has again postponed debate on a contentious casino bill.

The delay Wednesday came when Sen. Mark Montigny objected to a proposed amendment that would allow a casino to be built on land in Fall River that under current law can not be used for such a purpose.

Montigny said environmental groups have objected to the Senate's efforts to remove restrictions on the land's use.

Sen. Joan Menard, who represents Fall River, said the amendment should go forward because a proposed tribal casino in Fall River would stem unemployment in the region.

The Senate's proposal would license three-resort style casinos in three different regions of the state.

Senate President Therese Murray said she will not allow any more delays.

Debate is set to resume on the bill Thursday at 2 p.m.

This program aired on June 30, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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