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April 10, 2018

Optimistic Speaker Says Gaming This Session Is ‘Complex’

by Jack Kramer | Apr 10, 2018 12:35pm
Posted to: Gaming | Legal | Sports | Bridgeport | East Windsor

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HARTFORD, CT—The odds of passing legislation concerning new casinos and legalized sports betting before the close of the legislative session, May 9, aren’t good, according to House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin.

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March 16, 2018

Modified Casino Expansion Bill Advances; East Windsor, Bridgeport Projects Still Possible

by Christine Stuart | Mar 16, 2018 5:40pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor

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HARTFORD, CT — They heard hours of testimony Thursday about opening up the bidding process for a commercial casino in Bridgeport and scrapping a plan to build another tribal casino in East Windsor, but by Friday evening things had changed.

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February 22, 2018

Debate Over East Windsor Or Bridgeport Casino Will Continue

by Christine Stuart | Feb 22, 2018 2:32pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Gaming | Legal | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor

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HARTFORD, CT — State Sen. Tim Larson, who co-chairs the Public Safety and Security Committee and represents East Windsor, said he was surprised when Rep. Jeff Berger, D-Waterbury, asked for legislation to consider competitive bidding for another casino get added to the agenda.

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February 16, 2018

OP-ED | Yes, Both the East Windsor and Bridgeport Casinos are Still Bad Ideas

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 16, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Gaming | Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Bridgeport | East Windsor

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On Wednesday we got a brief look at the plans for a controversial new casino that the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes want to build in East Windsor. They’re not great, but what did you expect?

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February 6, 2018

Bridgeport, New Haven Lawmakers Team Up On Push For Casino

by Christine Stuart | Feb 6, 2018 1:58pm
Posted to: Gaming | State Capitol | Bridgeport | New Haven

Courtesy of MGM HARTFORD, CT — Lawmakers from Bridgeport and New Haven are teaming up to push their colleagues to open up the bidding process for a commercial casino in Bridgeport.

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January 25, 2018

Wall Street Gives Mixed Review of Education Ruling

by Christine Stuart | Jan 25, 2018 5:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | State Budget | State Capitol | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven


HARTFORD, CT — More than a week after Connecticut’s Supreme Court decided that Connecticut’s education system was flawed, but not unconstitutional, one Wall Street firm is says it’s “credit positive” for the state, but not necessarily it’s three biggest cities.

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January 9, 2018

Malloy Administration Says No To $5M for Three Communities

by Christine Stuart | Jan 9, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Town News | Bridgeport | Hamden | Torrington | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:12 p.m.) The three communities seeking more than $5 million in supplemental vehicle tax payments from the state will have to take their argument to the legislature.

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January 4, 2018

Three Towns Seek Help After Being Shortchanged In State Budget

by Christine Stuart | Jan 4, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Bridgeport | Hamden | Torrington


HARTFORD, CT — When the General Assembly passed the new two-year budget in October and then tried to fix it in November, they apparently left three communities holding the bag, so to speak.

Specifically, the legislature failed to modify language that shortchanged Bridgeport, Hamden, and Torrington with respect to reimbursements for local car taxes.

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December 7, 2017

Tribes Express Interest In A Bridgeport Casino

by Jack Kramer | Dec 7, 2017 1:00pm
Posted to: Tribes | Bridgeport

HARTFORD, CT — The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes are asking Connecticut leaders to include them in any conversations about a potential Bridgeport casino.

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November 30, 2017

Connecticut, Tribes Seek To Force Ruling to Green Light New Casino

by Christine Stuart | Nov 30, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Courts | Legal | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Attorney General George Jepsen and the state’s two federally recognized tribal nations are suing U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for failing to rule on amendments to the tribal gaming compact they submitted in July.

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