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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed
Posted on 5 Aug 2014 by GreenbergTraurig

In a widely anticipated ruling, [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC), the State’s highest court, has issued a unanimous decision requiring the Attorney General to certify for... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight: Pot Taxes, Gambling & GMOs Bound for November Ballots
Posted on 15 Oct 2013 by State Net

MARIJUANA BURNING ISSUE IN STATES So far, Colorado and Washington are the only states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. But 21 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its use for medical purposes, according to Governing... Read More

New Jersey Redefines Permissible Types of Pay-to-Play Skill Contests
Posted on 13 Aug 2014 by GreenbergTraurig

New Jersey recently amended its law on skill contests, [ enhanced version available to subscribers ]. The new law defines the types of skill contests where a payment can be required to enter. This change could affect operators of video game... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Minimum Wage, Marijuana, Gambling And Guns Dominate Ballot Measures
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by State Net

By Korey Clark A total of 136 measures have qualified for states' November ballots, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures' Ballot Measures Database. That number is 23 percent lower than it was in 2012, when there were 176... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight: Hot Issues Won't Vary Much In 2014
Posted on 9 Dec 2013 by State Net

For most states, 2013 was a welcome respite from the usual election year political gridlock. That all changes next year, with 38 governorships, 46 legislative chambers, 33 United States Senate seats and all 435 House of Representatives seats up for grabs... Read More

Let the Games Begin...Voters Approve Casino Gaming in New York State
Posted on 26 Dec 2013 by GreenbergTraurig

After decades of false starts, a proposed Constitutional amendment to authorize casino gaming was approved last month by New York State voters. Implementation of the amendment, including the process for siting of the casinos and selection of casino operators... Read More