The Short List: Congressional Grades, Casino Crystal-Balling, Play-Doh Pivots

Mar 2, 2017

What made The Short List this week?

  • All 11 members of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation are saying “no” to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. More specifically, they’re all calling for his resignation. This followed the Washington Post story that Sessions, despite his testimony to congress during his confirmation hearings, did speak with Russia’s ambassador.
  • The plot has thickened in the casino story. A new player, so to speak, could be coming to East Windsor. The Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegan tribes hope to run it, but that decision’s still pending. It wouldn’t be a full casino, as is planned for Springfield, but it would be more than a slots parlor.
  • Guess who’s coming back to town? Hasbro announced it’s going to start manufacturing some made-in-America Play-Doh again, in East Longmeadow.