Many signs point to the possibility that the House and the Senate will take up an expanded gaming bill during this session on Beacon Hill.
This is good news for those of us who believe a casino at Suffolk Downs would be a great stimulus to the local economy creating jobs and new taxes and putting back to work hundreds of carpenters and steel workers, as well as laborers.
The governor has said he would sign a bill that suited him but that he would not spend a minute of his time getting involved with a debate over the issue.
Everyone in the Senate and the House knows exactly where the Governor stands.
All they need to do is send him a bill he will sign and we’ll be off to the races, so to speak.
It could be as easy as that – and we hope it is.