Friday, September 10, 2010


Sen. Kerry promises support for Mashpee Wampanoag casino bid
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) said he will support a casino for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Kerry promised to help after meeting Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan, who is pushing for the casino. "It doesn't make sense to have Massachusetts residents traveling to other states to do what we could be doing here, which would provide a job base for our community," Kerry said of the tribe's proposal, WPRI-TV reported.

The tribe has amended its land-into-trust application to include a 300-acre site in Fall River. Flanagan said members of Congress are writing the Interior Department to support the casino.

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