Question 1 on the Massachusetts ballot asks voters to approve a second slots parlor in the state.
So narrowly construed is the bill — “adjacent to and within 1,500 feet of a race track”, “where a horse racing meeting may physically be held”, “where a horse racing meeting shall have been hosted” — that the only place where it could be sited is near Suffolk Downs in Revere.
The bill stands to benefit, or not, only Eugene McClain, the man behind it.
More Sun election coverage:
- Editorial: ‘No’ on Question 2
- Editorial: ‘No on Question 4
- Sina-cism: They shoot horse tracks, don’t they?
- Mariano: Losing friends over the election
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