By Bob Katzen
“[This is] another example of the commonwealth’s commitment to fully realize the benefits of its gaming industry as well as the Gaming Commission’s continued fulfillment of the mandate made by the Legislature to mitigate any unintended impacts tied to gaming in Massachusetts.”
—Massachusetts Gaming Commission chair Cathy Judd-Stein the awarding of $10.6 million in grants given to cities and towns through the 2022 Community Mitigation Fund
“Protecting Massachusetts residents from violence and hate is the top priority of my administration. In Massachusetts, we have a long history of standing up to hate and intolerance. Today, we continue that honored tradition.”
— United States Attorney Rachael Rollins on establishing a 1-83-END-H8-NOW hotline for residents to report hate-based incidents or potential criminal activity.
“This ranking is a testament of the hard work and commitment that our faculty, staff, administration and Board of Trustees have for our students”
—Quinsigamond Community College President Luis Pedraja, on the Worcester college being ranked best community college in Massachusetts in 2022 by Intelligent.com, an online source for program rankings and higher education planning.
“I am pleased that the Legislature explored new ways to generate sustainable revenue for the state this session. With sports betting set to go online, I hope to work with the Legislature to hold the Lottery harmless.”
—State Treasurer Deb Goldberg on her push to allow players to play the Lottery online.