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December 7, 2017

Tribes Express Interest In A Bridgeport Casino

by Jack Kramer | December 7, 2017 12:00pm

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 | November 30, 2017 5:30am

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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November 7, 2017

Connecticut Officials Push For Approval of Tribal Amendments

by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2017 1:06pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s two Senators and Rep. Joe Courtney sent a letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke five days ago asking him to take action on a request from Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes.

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October 25, 2017

Tribal Spokesman Denies Claims To Bypass Indian Affairs

by Jack Kramer | October 25, 2017 10:07am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A lawyer representing a gaming competitor is warning that a legislative effort is underway to bypass federal approval of the state’s first commercial casino that would be operated in East Windsor by the state’s two tribal nations on non-tribal land.

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September 22, 2017

17 Connecticut Communities Will Ask To Compete For Amazon’s H2Q

by Christine Stuart | September 22, 2017 11:12am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — There are 17 Connecticut communities vying to be chosen as the site the Department of Economic and Community Development will submit to Amazon in its search for its second corporate headquarters.

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September 21, 2017

OP-ED | The Bridgeport Casino Plan is for Suckers

by Susan Bigelow | September 21, 2017 4:00pm

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I feel like I keep making the same argument over and over. No, a casino won’t save your town. No, casinos don’t do much for local businesses. Yes, the casino companies are promising things they can’t possibly deliver. And yet people keep falling for it.

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September 19, 2017

BIA Letter Creates More Questions Than Answers

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2017 9:51am

(Updated 12:30 p.m.) The same day MGM Resorts International announced plans for a Bridgeport casino, the U.S. Department of Interior sent the chairmen of the federally recognized tribes an ambiguous letter regarding plans for its East Windsor casino.

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September 18, 2017

MGM Makes Pitch For Bridgeport Casino

by Christine Stuart | September 18, 2017 10:32am

ctnewsjunkie file photo BRIDGEPORT, CT — MGM Resorts International, which was unsuccessful earlier this year convincing the General Assembly to open up the bidding process for a third casino, announced plans Monday to build a casino in Bridgeport.

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September 6, 2017

Proven Crime Reduction Program Goes Unfunded, Staff Continues Work

by Christine Stuart | September 6, 2017 4:30am

Project Longevity photo HARTFORD, CT — Project Longevity is a program that’s been reducing violent crime in Connecticut’s urban areas for five years, but without a two-year budget in place there’s no state funding for five people who have been coordinating and overseeing the successful program.

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September 5, 2017

Dozens of Communities Consider Joining Opioid Lawsuit

by Cyrus dos Santos | September 5, 2017 4:30am

shutterstock WATERBURY, CT — Waterbury and possibly dozens of other Connecticut cities and towns are taking 11 pharmaceutical companies and three doctors to court for using deceptive practices in promoting opioids as a treatment for chronic pain.

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