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September 19, 2017

BIA Letter Creates More Questions Than Answers

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2017 10:51am

(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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July 20, 2017

Tribes Get Closer To Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2017 3:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Bookended by the two tribal chairmen, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ceremonially signed legislation that allows the tribes to move forward with plans for an East Windsor casino.

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June 6, 2017

Mixed Martial Arts Vote Paves Way For Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 6, 2017 8:46pm

HARTFORD, CT — The state Senate Tuesday took the first step in clearing the way for the House to approve a bill that would allow Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to open a casino in East Windsor.

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June 3, 2017

Lawmakers Still Working On Casino Expansion Puzzle

by Christine Stuart | June 3, 2017 3:09pm

Courtesy of MMCT HARTFORD, CT — The Senate and the House on Saturday may have worked out an agreement to approve two separate casino proposals to send to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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May 24, 2017

House Leaders Say They Don’t Have The Votes For Tribal Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2017 3:50pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Several hours after the Senate passed a bill that would give Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes the exclusive right to open a third casino in the state, Democratic members in the House said the bill would not pass that chamber in its current form.

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Senate Gives Thumbs Up To Tribal Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2017 12:52am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 1:43 p.m.) The state Senate approved a bill early Wednesday morning that would pave the way for Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to build a casino in East Windsor. The bill passed on a 24-12 vote after more than two hours of debate.

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May 9, 2017

Geographic Lines Begin To Form On Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Geographic divides, more so than partisan, emerged Monday as a key committee debated legislation to allow Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes to build a casino in East Windsor.

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May 3, 2017

Tribes Make Push For Casino, Speaker Says It Will Be Part of Budget Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2017 1:04pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s tribal chairmen believe momentum for an East Windsor casino is on their side. But slowing their progress is a House bill that would open the bidding process for a third Connecticut casino to all operators, and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz says it will likely be part of a budget deal.

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April 17, 2017

Casino Operators Continue Fight Over Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 2:54pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee jumped into the debate Monday over a third commercial casino with a public hearing on its own bill that would open bidding for Connecticut’s first casino off tribal land.

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April 6, 2017

Tribes Guarantee Revenue In Push For East Windsor Casino, Put BIA Approval At 99 Percent

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2017 3:41pm

Courtesy of MMCT HARTFORD, CT —A day after a top lawmaker gave them a 50/50 chance of getting permission to build their first commercial casino off tribal land, the leaders of Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes visited the capitol Thursday to guarantee the state’s share of slot revenues.

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