May 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 11:35pm
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.
Tags: casino, gambling, MGM, Mohegan, Mashantucket, George Jepsen, dh
May 8, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | May 8, 2015 5:30am
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.
May 7, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 7, 2015 4:39pm
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.
May 4, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2015 12:54pm
Opening a new casino along the I-91 corridor will cannibalize existing business at the two tribal casinos in southeastern Connecticut, but it’s better than losing business to Massachusetts, the chairmen of the two tribes told the Hartford business community Monday.
April 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 5:30am
The East Windsor Board of Selectman unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that would allow town staff and First Selectwoman Denise Menard to explore the possibility of locating a casino in their town.
Tags: East Windsor, Jason Bowsza, casino, two tribes, I-91 corridor, Windsor, Enfield, Massachusetts, casino, MGM Springfield, dh
April 19, 2015
by Will Hermann | April 19, 2015 9:04pm
Ever since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy punted an unfinished budget to the legislature later than the usual deadline, legislators have been searching for ways to raise revenue without explicitly raising taxes.
So far, legislators have been looking at ways to counteract declining sin tax receipts as a way to balance the budget, which include the addition of new casinos and the legalization of keno. The term sin tax refers to tax revenue from alcohol and tobacco sales (and may soon include sugary drinks) and casino revenue sharing, which totaled more than $721 million last year.
April 6, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2015 5:30am
November 21, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | November 21, 2014 9:00am
If you live in Connecticut you live with — and surprisingly close to — state borders. In fact, no matter where you go in our state, you’re never more than about 50 miles away from either New York, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. So why do we continually treat the state lines as if they’re the edge of the world?
Tags: New York, Massachusetts, commuter rail, Rhode Island, regionalism, Susan Bigelow, dh
October 24, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | October 24, 2014 1:26pm
Every other year, during election season, I go to a specific corner near my home in Enfield and take pictures of the election signs campaigns have posted there. I’ve been doing this for a decade, now, and the result is my own very minor contribution to local election history.
Tags: Election 2014, election signs, Susan Bigelow, Enfield, dh
September 29, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | September 29, 2014 10:33am