1. Massachusetts House passes $459 million economic growth bill with sports betting, but legalization depends on Senate

    Massachusetts House passes $459 million economic growth bill with sports betting, but legalization depends on Senate

    The Massachusetts House passed a $459 million economic development bill Tuesday night that includes funding for nonprofits affected by the coronavirus pandemic, local projects and language legalizing sports betting. Lawmakers passed the economic development bill, 156-3, after two days of reviewing more than 500 amendments. The engrossed bill has a price tag that’s close to $100 million more than when it was first released by the House Ways and Means Committee last week.

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    1. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the bill will preserve and create jobs in our state and enhance housing and economic opportunities for people in Massachusetts.
    2. As we confront an economic downturn and budget shortfalls, this is a unique moment for the legislature to act to protect consumers, create jobs, and bring an infusion of tens of millions of dollars in much needed revenues to the Commonwealth.
    3. The exceptions are pretty significant, it opens it up to more operators.
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