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May 4, 2018

Casino Bill Squeaks Through The House

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2018 6:34pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — After sleeping on it, the House resumed debate and the voted 77-73 to pass a bill that contemplates casino expansion in Connecticut.

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April 17, 2018

AG Advises Lawmakers It Would Be ‘Highly Imprudent’ To Move Forward With East Windsor Casino

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 1:45pm
Posted to: Tribes | East Windsor

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3:30 p.m) Attorney General George Jepsen dealt Connecticut’s two tribes a blow Tuesday when he said that plans to build another tribal casino in East Windsor can’t be met until the U.S. Department of Interior approves the amendment to the existing gaming agreement.

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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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March 2, 2018

State Still Looking To Griswold For New Police Firing Range

by Jack Kramer | Mar 2, 2018 12:24pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | East Haven | East Windsor | Griswold | Willington

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HARTFORD, CT — It may be a new session of the General Assembly, but some of the issues are not new. The state is still looking to build a 55,000-square-foot police firearms training facility in Griswold.

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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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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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