June 29, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | June 29, 2015 11:08pm
Flanked by U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Indian tribes in Connecticut who had previously been denied federal recognition would not be given a second bite at the apple.
Tags: tribal recognition, Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of North Stonington, Golden Hill Paugussett Nation of Bridgeport, Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Kent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, BIA, Richard Velky, Chief of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Natio, Mohegan Tribe, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut, dh
June 19, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | June 19, 2015 5:30am
It isn’t often that I pray for the governor to fail — or that I root against new revenue sources that won’t even take money out of my own wallet. But I hope to God that the Office of Policy and Management can’t agree with the state’s two Indian casinos on a revenue-sharing arrangement for the highly addictive form of gambling known as keno.
Tags: lottery, keno, cigarettes, cigarette taxes, gambling, terry cowgill, dh
June 9, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | June 9, 2015 5:30am
The two-year state budget passed in the final hours of the 2015 legislative session relies on $43.6 million from keno, but a revenue sharing deal has yet to be inked with the state’s two Indian tribes.
Tags: keno, gambling, casinos, tribes, revenue agreement, Kevin Brown, jeff berger, elizabeth regan, dh
June 5, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | June 5, 2015 8:45am
The gavel came down at last, and the 2015 regular session of the General Assembly is in the history books. So as legislators and reporters collapse in exhaustion after yet another marathon run, who came out on top? Who saw their hopes crushed? Let’s find out.
June 1, 2015
by Christine Stuart | June 1, 2015 5:30am
Lawmakers are expected to vote Monday on the two-year, $40 billion state budget agreement that boosts taxes on businesses, authorizes keno, and increases personal income taxes on the state’s wealthiest citizens.
Tags: budget, Taxes, revenue, Sen. Len Fasano, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Mark Bergman, Joe Brennan, CBIA, keno
May 29, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 29, 2015 12:49am
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 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 24, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | April 24, 2015 5:30am
State lawmakers eager to find more revenue — or terrified at the thought of losing same — are considering letting the state’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes literally wander off their reservations and open “gaming” facilities elsewhere in Connecticut. On the face of it, this sounded like a good idea. After all, hardly anyone cares whether we take more money out of the pockets of those who can least afford it.