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November 12, 2015

Republicans Pitch Budget Cuts, Details Get Leaked

by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2015 4:59pm

Christine Stuart photo Details of Thursday’s budget negotiations between Republicans, Democrats, and the Malloy administration were supposed to remain private, but within a short period of time details of the plans proposed by the Republicans and the Malloy administration were leaked to the CT Mirror.

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October 22, 2015

Municipalities Around Hartford Continue to Mull New Casino

by Elizabeth Regan | October 22, 2015 4:30am

As plans for the MGM Springfield casino continue to diminish in scope, Connecticut’s two sovereign Indian tribes are moving forward with efforts to maintain their market share through a satellite casino in the north central part of the state.

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October 1, 2015

Tribes Search Out Municipal Partners for New Casino, But Offer Few Project Details

by Elizabeth Regan | October 1, 2015 1:41pm

Elizabeth Regan The two sovereign Indian tribes planning to build a satellite casino north of Hartford have released a request for proposals for potential host municipalities, but it leaves much to the imagination.

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September 25, 2015

OP-ED | Casinos in Northern Connecticut? Don’t Bet On It

by Susan Bigelow | September 25, 2015 9:45am

Suddenly, the prospect of a glut of casinos along I-91 seems much less certain. This is bad news for governments who were banking on increased tourism and tax revenue, but good news for everyone else.

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September 21, 2015

Six Job Centers Will Remain Open, But Won’t Be Run By Labor Department

by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2015 1:10pm

In early August when the Department of Labor announced it was laying off 95 employees, it also said it would close six job centers to correspond with those layoffs.

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September 4, 2015

OP-ED | Pushing Out Panhandlers Won’t Solve Suburban Poverty

by Susan Bigelow | September 4, 2015 8:00am

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I drive past the homeless and the needy sometimes, on my way here or there. There’s the one who stands in sun and rain outside the Shop Rite plaza and another person on the I-91 off-ramp, just to name a few of the most visible. Sometimes I hand them a dollar or two. Other times I look away. But they are here. They exist.

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May 28, 2015

House Sends Casino Bill To Governor

by Christine Stuart | May 28, 2015 11:49pm

Twitter The House forwarded legislation Thursday to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that allows two federally-recognized tribes to move forward with plans to build a casino north of Hartford.

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May 20, 2015

Senate Forwards Watered-Down Casino Bill To House

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 10:35pm

Christine Stuart photo A majority of Senators felt that the benefits of allowing Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to open up one casino north of Hartford would outweigh the risks recently outlined by Attorney General George Jepsen’s office.

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May 8, 2015

OP-ED | Prayer On Government Property? A ‘Sanctimonious Windbag’ Weighs In

by Terry Cowgill | May 8, 2015 4:30am

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There are a handful of hot-button issues that never fail to arouse the ire of the masses in the letters to the editor sections and in the Internet comment threads: Race, abortion, guns, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama come to mind. Now I can add one more to that list: religious freedom.

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May 7, 2015

Consultant Says Convenience Is Key In Capturing Gambling Revenue

by Christine Stuart | May 7, 2015 3:39pm

A consultant hired by Connecticut’s two Indian tribes found that if they only received permission to build a $300 million casino in north central Connecticut, it would generate $300.9 million in gross gaming revenue and create more than 2,000 jobs.

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