reached an agreement on a gambling bill for 3 casinos and slots at 2 of the State's race tracks.
In other news, Wonderland and Suffolk Downs have decided to combine operations and bid for a single casino licence - ironically leaving only Plainridge and Raynham to "bid" for the remaining 2 "competetive" racino licences.
Governor Patrick, meanwhile, insists he can't sign the bill as it is now, preferring to reserve outrage for additional 750 slot machines, rather than the crime, addiction, corruption, tribal casinos, growth in government, reduction in the lottery, social harm and other collateral damage that any bill would cause.
As the session comes to a close the remainder of the State legislature appears anxious to head off on their 5-month paid vacation. A majority profess complete confidence in number of lifeboats.