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November 7, 2017

Connecticut Officials Push For Approval of Tribal Amendments

by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2017 1:06pm

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 | October 25, 2017 10:07am

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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September 21, 2017

OP-ED | The Bridgeport Casino Plan is for Suckers

by Susan Bigelow | September 21, 2017 4:00pm

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I feel like I keep making the same argument over and over. No, a casino won’t save your town. No, casinos don’t do much for local businesses. Yes, the casino companies are promising things they can’t possibly deliver. And yet people keep falling for it.

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September 19, 2017

BIA Letter Creates More Questions Than Answers

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2017 9:51am

(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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September 18, 2017

MGM Makes Pitch For Bridgeport Casino

by Christine Stuart | September 18, 2017 10:32am

ctnewsjunkie file photo BRIDGEPORT, CT — MGM Resorts International, which was unsuccessful earlier this year convincing the General Assembly to open up the bidding process for a third casino, announced plans Monday to build a casino in Bridgeport.

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July 25, 2017

House Sends Tribal Compacts To Senate

by Christine Stuart | July 25, 2017 12:47pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — With little fanfare, the House of Representatives approved amendments to the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal-state compacts to allow for the joint operation of a gaming facility in East Windsor Monday.

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July 20, 2017

Tribes Get Closer To Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2017 2:00pm

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 30, 2017

News Laws Go Into Effect July 1

by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2017 11:09am

(Updated 3:53 p.m.) Starting Saturday, a dozennew laws go into effect, including one that seeks to end cash-only bail for certain misdemeanors.

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June 7, 2017

Senate Sends Casino Sweetener To Malloy

by Jack Kramer | June 7, 2017 7:52pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD — By a 22-14 vote Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill expanding the number of approved off-track betting facilities from 18 to 24.

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Lawmakers Pick Home Team In Casino Battle; House Approves OTB Expansion

by Christine Stuart | June 7, 2017 12:57am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House gave final passage to a bill Wednesday morning that will give the two tribes exclusivity over a new casino in East Windsor, before it passed a separate bill that included additional “sweeteners” and sent it to the state Senate.

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