No gambling income in House budget, DeLeo says
House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Thursday ruled out the possibility of the House tapping into future gaming license fees to balance next year’s state budget, saying it is still too uncertain when the potential pot of $280 million will become available. DeLeo also said he was unsure when the House would unveil a redraft of a health care cost containment bill Governor Deval Patrick filed more than a …
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