Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to authorize the development of three resort casinos and one slot parlor in Massachusetts. As I have said before, I do not believe that this is the right direction for Massachusetts, and I spoke out against this legislation on the floor of the House to urge my colleagues to vote against the bill. Unfortunately, the majority of my colleagues voted in favor of this legislation, and the Senate is expected to pass this bill soon, and the Governor is expected to sign it into law.
Expanded gambling in the Commonwealth is being touted as a jobs bill, yet there is a better way to create better jobs in better industries that are better for Massachusetts.
I have consistently opposed the legislature’s proposals for expanding gambling in the Commonwealth. In 2008, I wrote a detailed, twenty-page report analyzing the qualitative and quantitative costs and benefits of Governor Patrick’s initial three resort casino proposal.*
State Representative Conroy Announces Upcoming District Office Hours.
Representative Tom Conroy is pleased to announce his local office hours in Lincoln, Sudbury, and Wayland for the month of October, 2011. Constituents are encouraged to come meet the Representative, share their views on relevant topics, and bring important issues to the Representative’s attention. No appointments are necessary and meetings are held on a first come, first serve basis.
Office hours and locations for Friday, October 14 are as follows:
2:30 – 3:00 pm - Lincoln Public Library
3 Bedford Road, Tarbell Room
3:30 – 4:00 pm - Wayland Public Library
5 Concord Road, Raytheon Room
4:30 – 5:00 pm - Goodnow Public Library
21 Concord Road, Sudbury – Small meeting room, 2nd floor
State Representative Conroy Announces Upcoming “Ask the Rep” Show on Local Cable.
Representative Thomas Conroy is pleased to announce the next broadcast of “Ask the Rep” on Wednesday, October 5 from 7:30 – 8:00 pm. “Ask The Rep” is a live call-in show that provides constituents with the opportunity to ask questions on-air regarding local and state issues. Call in during the show at 508-358-3472 or email your questions before October 4 to Thomas.Conroy@mahouse.gov. The show will broadcast on Comcast channel 9 and Verizon channel 37 for Wayland residents, and will be rebroadcast in all three towns.