Friday, September 13, 2013

Episcopal Bishop Douglas Fisher supports suit against attorney general's ruling on casino initiative

From Western Mass.-

SPRINGFIELD - The Right Rev. Douglas Fisher, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, issued a statement Thursday supporting a suit challenging the attorney general’s ruling that blocked a proposed ballot question to repeal the state casino law.

The suit filed was filed Wednesday by a statewide coalition called Repeal the Casino Deal.

Fisher also said his statement was in support of the West Springfield referendum vote Tuesday killing the Hard Rock Café Casino and Hotel proposal for a casino there.

Two companies remain in the competition to win the single license to build a casino in Western Massachusetts: MGM Resorts International in Springfield and Mohegan Sun in Palmer. Springfield voters have approved the MGM proposal. Palmer will vote on Mohegan Sun's on Nov. 5.

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