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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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November 7, 2017

Connecticut Officials Push For Approval of Tribal Amendments

by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 2:06pm
Posted to: Gaming | Bridgeport | East Windsor

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 | Oct 25, 2017 11:07am
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor

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 | Sep 22, 2017 12:12pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Jobs | Labor | Bridgeport | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Stamford

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 | Sep 21, 2017 5:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Gaming | Jobs | Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Tribes | Bridgeport | Mental Health Care

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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 | Sep 19, 2017 10:51am
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor

(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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