A Democratic opponent of a Weymouth Republican State Senator has filed a complaint against his competitor with the state ethics commission.
Hull resident Steve May, who announced several months ago that he would try to unseat incumbent Senator Robert Hedlund of Weymouth, has sent a letter to the commission saying that a Hedlund-sponsored amendment approved earlier this week, and attached to the State Senate’s casino gambling legislation, violates state ethic laws.
The amendment calls for a roll back of restrictions on “happy hours” in bars and restaurants around the state if casinos begin operating and allows restaurants the ability to offer similar alcohol promotions. May says Hedlund, co-owner of FourSquare Restaurant in Braintree, would benefit from the change.
Hedlund when reached by phone the night the amendment passed, refutes the claim that it had anything to do with his role in the Braintree establishment.
May has asked the commission to review the situation, and pursue all appropriate remedies on behalf of the people of the Commonwealth.