Mashpee Wampanoag http://wamc.org en Plenty On Mass. Legislature's To-Do List In Fall http://wamc.org/post/plenty-mass-legislatures-do-list-fall <p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts State lawmakers will have plenty on their plates when they ramp up activity after Labor Day.</p><p>The House and Senate have not met formally since the end of July.</p><p>Among the high-profile issues the Legislature is likely to grapple with in the fall are gun control, welfare reform and proposals to increase the minimum wage.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:01:37 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72704 at http://wamc.org Plenty On Mass. Legislature's To-Do List In Fall Massachusetts gaming commission weighs opening SE region http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-gaming-commission-weighs-opening-se-region <p>FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The state gambling commission is hearing from advocates and opponents of extending an Indian tribe's exclusive right to develop a casino in southeastern Massachusetts.<br><br>The commission met Thursday at Bristol Community College in Fall River as it considers opening the region to commercial bidders.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 60430 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts gaming commission weighs opening SE region Massachusetts Moves A Step Closer To First Indian Casino http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-moves-step-closer-first-indian-casino <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will give final approval today to a formal casino agreement with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.&nbsp; The compact gives Massachusetts a lucrative cut of casino revenues and commits the state to help overcome the obstacles that could prevent construction of what would be the state&rsquo;s first Native American resort casino.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 44279 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Moves A Step Closer To First Indian Casino