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Sarno, City Residents Ask Court to Block Mass. Casino Repeal Bid

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BOSTON (AP) — Springfield’s mayor is asking the state’s highest court to keep a casino repeal question off the November state ballot.

Mayor Domenic Sarno and nine city residents filed a brief with the state Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday. They’re asking the justices to uphold Attorney General Martha Coakley’s ruling that the initiative petition seeking repeal of the state’s 2011 casino gambling law is unconstitutional.

MGM Resorts International has proposed an $800 million resort casino in Springfield and signed a host community agreement that promises the city more than $25 million in annual payments.

Sarno calls it the largest development project western Massachusetts has seen in a generation.

The group Repeal the Casino Deal filed a brief last week asking the court to overturn Coakley’s ruling and allow voters to decide.


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