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Casino vote is a blow to labor

Weakened role in politics seen

By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / March 24, 2008

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Democrat Ruth Balser of Newton gave the final speech on the House floor before last week's casino vote, warning of the dangers of gambling addiction. She said she was raised never to cross a picket line and considered herself a good friend of labor. (Full article: 935 words)

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