Goldberg Fails to Take Proactive Approach on Sports Betting

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May 15, 2018
Goldberg Fails To Take Proactive Approach On Sports Betting
Incumbent Merely Hopes For A “Seat At The Table”

BOSTON– Keiko Orrall, candidate for State Treasurer, issued a statement regarding yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling regarding sports betting, and Treasurer Goldberg’s response:

“In light of the recent ruling, State Treasurer Deb Goldberg should show leadership and explain how her office could take a proactive approach when it comes to the issue of sports betting, instead of just hoping for a ‘seat at the table.’ The Commonwealth cannot afford to have leaders who are passive and unwilling to take action. This ruling presents an opportunity for us to boost local aid support for our cities and towns. These communities depend on local aid payments for everything from hiring teachers and police officers to fixing roads, therefore we need to look at this potential revenue source and maximize it.

Background:

Instead of taking a proactive approach, Goldberg yesterday merely expressed hope that her office would have a “seat at the table” when it comes to the issue of sports betting. “In a statement, Treasury Secretary Deborah B. Goldberg said she wanted to ‘ensure a seat at the table’ for the Lottery in any discussions about sports betting.” (Dan Atkinson & Jordan Graham, “Massachusetts could take a gamble on sports bets,” Boston Herald, 5/15/18)
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