| Nov 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Republican Rick Scott won the Florida midterm election for governor, but 51.8% of voters did not want him. Democrat Gina Raimondo was elected governor of Rhode Island, despite 59.2% of voters choosing someone else. What is up with the math of the...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Weighing in on behalf of a trio of Colorado Democrats locked in fierce midterm contests, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday implored party loyalists to get out the vote in an election for which ballots have already arrived in mailboxes across the state....
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:55 PM
BOSTON — A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted three men on charges they tried to conceal a mob associate's ownership stake in land near Boston upon which Wynn Resorts has proposed to build a $1.6 billion casino.
The Wynn Resorts proposal...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:34 PM
State Workers' Compensation Commissioner Stephen B. Delaney and his wife last year joined a delegation from Westfield State University on a trip to Cuba in apparent violation of federal travel restrictions related to U.S. economic sanctions, according...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The high court in Massachusetts ruled Tuesday that a petition to effectively ban casinos will go to a vote in November, potentially erasing plans for destination resorts in Springfield and Greater Boston.
At the least, the decision delays the start of...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shuffled the deck in New England public affairs Tuesday when it ruled that there shall be a referendum in the Bay State this fall on legalizing state licensed casinos. This was good news on many counts.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:06 PM
SPRINGFIELD — MGM Resorts International received the full blessing of Massachusetts gambling regulators Friday to build and operate an $800 million casino in the city's downtown.
An opening is planned for 2017 after about 30 months of construction....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Via Charlie Pierce and the Boston Globe comes this priceless vignette of the bizarre marriage pairing former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) with a publicly traded would-be West Palm Beach, Fla., gun manufacturer named Global Digital Solutions Inc.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow MGM Resorts International to build an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield if the company accepts a list of terms.
"The MGM proposal is a genuinely ambitious and unusual...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:46 PM
If Martha Coakley wins the Democratic primary for governor today, she’ll be poised to try to redeem herself after an embarrassing defeat in 2010.
She’ll also be setting the stage for a November election that could feature women in some of...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Wynn Resorts appears to have trumped Mohegan Sun in a contest for the sole license to operate a casino in Greater Boston, now that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has voted 3-to-1 in Wynn's favor.
The commission's acting chairman, James F. McHugh,...