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Strategic Collaboration Launches Innovative “Build A Life That Works” Campaign Designed to Increase Diversity in the Union Building Trades

  Recruitment and Outreach Strategy Sets Ambitious Goal of 20% Tradeswomen by 2020 In honor of National Women in Apprenticeship Day, the Northeast Center for Tradeswomen’s Equity (NCTE) in conjunction with state, business, and local partners is excited to announce a first-of-its-kind, statewide recruitment initiative to encourage more women to pursue a career in the union […]

MGC releases October 2017 gross gaming revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of October 2017 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $13,562,864.69 in Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR).  The category 2 slots-parlor is taxed on 49% of gross gaming revenue, of that total taxed amount 82% is paid to Local Aid and 18% goes to the Race Horse Development Fund. To date, the state has collected $187,393,540.14 in total state taxes and racehorse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening. 

A Request for Public Comment: 2018 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines Discussion Draft

Below please find a “Discussion Draft” of the 2018 Community Mitigation Fund (“CMF”) Guidelines, a comparison to the 2017 Guidelines and a memorandum on Policy questions regarding the 2018 CMF. Before beginning any final review of the “Discussion Draft”, the Commission determined that it would seek input from the general public. The purpose of the “Discussion […]


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