OTR: Roundtable discusses Everett casino controversy

OTR: Roundtable discusses Everett casino controversy


ED: OUR PARTNERS AT THE STATE
HOUSE NEWS SERVICE KEEPING A
CLOSE EYE ON THE STATE OF PLAY
ON BEACON HILL. ON THE RADAR SCREEN THIS WEEK,
THE HOUSE ABOUT TO RELEASE ITS
2020 BUDGET. EXPECT NEW PROPOSALS FOR TAXES
AND FEES TO FUND TRANSPORTATION
AND EDUCATION. PLUS, ALL EYES ON THE GAMING
COMMISSION AS THEY CONSIDER
WHETHER WYNN RESORTS SHOULD KEEP
ITS LICENSE TO OPEN A CASINO IN
EVERETT. THAT BRINGS US RIGHT TO THE NEXT
QUESTION. WE LEARNED SOME VERY UNPLEASANT
THINGS ABOUT CASINO MOGUL STEVE
WYNN DURING HEARINGS THIS WEEK. WITH THE EVERETT RESORT NEARLY
COMPLETE, IT’S A LITTLE LATE TO
TRY SHUT THE BARN DOOR NOW
THIS IS NOT THE SHINING MOMENT
FOR THE STATE’S HANDLING OF THE
GAMING INDUSTRY. IF THE HORSE IS THIS FAR OUT OF
THE BARN, CAN YOU PUT IT BACK
IN? ROB: TO DEFEND THE STATE
REGULATORS, WHAT THEY MISSED, A
LOT OF REGULATORS MISSED. THE BIG PROBLEM IS SITTING ON
THE EDGE OF THE MYSTIC RIVER AND
IT IS 20 STORIES HIGH AND SLATED
TO OPEN IN JUNE. IT WILL TAKE A LOT OF COURAGE
TO BLOW UP WYNN’S CONTROL. ED: HE’S RIGHT. MARY ANNE: YOU ARE TELLING ME
THAT STEVE WYNN HIS COMPANY
CAN CONDUCT A COVER UP, SEXUALLY
HARASSED WOMEN. HE WAS ACCUSED OF RAPE, AND IT
WILL STILL GET A LICENSE IN
MASSACHUSETTS. MAY BE FINED $100 MILLION, THAT
MAKE YOUR BILLIONS WHILE YOU ARE
HERE. ALONE HE. — BALONY. — BALONEY. THEY ARE SAYING EVERY BUSINESS
THAT IS REGULATED, YOU CAN LIKE
IT WAS, SEXUALLY HARASSED WOMEN
AND WORSE, AND STILL DO BUSINESS
IN MASSACHUSETTS. SELL THE BUSINESS, SUBLICENSE. IT IS ARRIVING TODAY. ROB: WE ARE SEEING IT WITH THE
MARIJUANA COMMISSION AS WELL
WITH THESE BIG CONGLOMERATES
BUYING OF LICENSES. DO THEY HAVE THE STRENGTH AS
REGULATORS TO DO THE RIGHT
THING, WHICH CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR
THE ECONOMY? MARY ANNE: THE LEGISLATURE
OUTSOURCING THEIR RESPONSIBILITY
AND PUTTING THESE COMMISSIONS
TOGETHER AND THEY HAVE BEEN A
DEBACLE. ED: MARTHA COAKLEY ANNOUNCED SHE
IS TAKING A FULL-TIME JOB WITH
JUUL LABS. HE WAS A CONTRIBUTOR HERE AT THE
CENTER 5 FOR A WHILE —
NEWSCENTER 5. LAURA HEALY — THIS BATTLE COULD
BE INTERESTING. MARY ANNE: WE WILL SEE. THE SAME DAY IT WAS ANNOUNCED
THAT MARTHA COAKLEY WAS JOINING
JUUL HAD AN ARTICLE ABOUT MARTHA
— HEALY SPEAKING AGAINST
VAPING. WE WILL SEE WHAT KIND OF FIGHT
IT IS. ROB: I THINK IT IS VERY AWKWARD
FOR HEALY AND IT ALL CHALLENGES
HER. SHE HAS BEEN TOUGH ON VAPING BUT
THIS CHALLENGE IS HEARD T BE
TOUGHER. SHE WORKED FOR HEALING — FOR
COAKLEY, AND NOW SHE IS FACED
WITH GOING EASY ON COAKLEY. ED: LET’S GET TO BEST OF WORST
WEEK. ROB: BEST WEEK, PEOPLE TO JUDGE
— PETE BUTEGUIG. HE HAS SHOT UP LIKE A ROCKET. HE RAISED $7 MILLION. HE IS THE REAL DEAL, A YOUNG
CANDIDATE MOMENTUM OF THE
DEMOCRATIC SIDE. MARY ANNE: RICHIE NEAL FOR
GETTING TRUMP’S TAXES. GOOD FOR RICHIE NEAL FOR KEEPING
HIS PROMISE. YOU DID IT WHEN THE MUELLER
REPORT WAS DONE. ED: SPRING ACTUALLY ARRIVES ON
TUESDAY. ROB: IT IS A NIGHT GAME. MARY ANNE: THEY HAVE ALL BEE

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