West. Mass. Episcopal bishop backs lawsuit on gambling ballot question

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Bishop Douglas J. Fisher of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts said he backs a civil suit filed this week that challenges state Attorney General Martha Coakley's decision to disqualify a ballot initiative that might repeal a 2011 Massachusetts law that allows up to three casinos and a slots parlor in the Bay State.

The group "Repeal the Casino Deal,"on Tuesday, sought an injunction in Suffolk Superior Court that would overturn the AG's decision.

John Ribeiro, who heads the RCD group, said Massachusetts residents should be allowed to vote on whether casino and slots gaming operations should be allowed in the state.

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