South Shore: One local Rep. votes no, others in support of House casino gambling bill

Only one state representative from Plymouth County voted against a House bill to allow the construction of three resort casinos and a slots parlor in Massachusetts. Republican Vinny deMacedo of Plymouth says he is standing behind his “NO” vote. Representative deMacedo says this vote goes along with his record as a legislator over the last 12 years.

Marshfield Representative Jim Cantwell voted in favor, saying it was an economic development bill. He says the threat of addiction, or “social costs”, as he calls them, is a balance that the state will have to be aware of.

Hingham Representative Garrett Bradley voted for the measure and says he supports casino gambling and other types of gaming in Massachusetts.

Cantwell and Bradley join a long list of local reps who voted in favor of the measure including Dan Webster, William Straus, Rhonda Nyman, James Murphy, Ronald Mariano, Louis Kafka, Susan Gifford, Geoffrey Diehl, Angelo D’Emilia, Geraldine Creedon, Tackey Chan, Christine Canavan, Thomas Calter, Michael Brady, and Bruce Ayers.

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