New England News
5:25 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Campaign Committee Formed To Oppose Casino Vote

    A campaign committee has been created to oppose the development of a resort casino in Springfield Massachusetts.   WAMC”s Paul Tuthill  reports.

   A Springfield attorney, Michael Kogut, filed legal paperwork with the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office to register a political committee, called  “ Citizens Against Casino Gaming”  The committee will begin to raise  money in a bid to defeat a casino question if and when it gets to the ballot in Springfield. Kogut  knows they’ll be no match, financially ,for the casino lobby.

   Before a casino company can apply for a license from the state, local voters must approve the project.. At least four companies are interested in putting a casino in  Springfield.