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July 1, 2016

Federal Judge Throws Out MGM Lawsuit That Opposed Tribes’ Third Casino Plans

by Steve Majerus-Collins | July 1, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo In a move that may help Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes build a new casino somewhere between Hartford and the Massachusetts border, a federal district judge dismissed a legal challenge to the proposal brought by MGM Resorts International.

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April 26, 2016

Tribes Get Nod From Feds, But Will Have To Wait Another Year for Casino Approval

by Jack Kramer | April 26, 2016 3:20pm

Christine Stuart file photo The special act giving exclusive rights to build a third casino to two federally-recognized Indian tribes would not violate any exclusivity arrangement they have in their gaming agreement with Connecticut or the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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April 18, 2016

Jepsen Says Daily Fantasy Sports Legislation Would Be A Gamble

by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2016 1:27pm

CTNJ file photo Attorney General George Jepsen threw cold water on a proposal to impose a 8.75 percent surcharge on daily fantasy sport operators, such as DraftKings and Fan Duel.

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March 10, 2016

Dueling Casino Studies Debated By Commerce Committee

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2016 2:58pm

Christine Stuart photo The chairmen of Connecticut’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes and dozens of casino workers told the legislature’s Commerce Committee Thursday that they aren’t looking to expand gaming by opening a third casino.

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February 11, 2016

Merrill Says Error Does Not Confer Legality To Schahgticokes

by Christine Stuart | February 11, 2016 11:00am

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill tried to make it clear Wednesday to the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation that an error by her office doesn’t give the tribe the legal authority to pursue building a casino in Connecticut.

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February 8, 2016

Tribes Have Yet To Select Location For Hartford Area Casino

by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2016 5:46pm

CTNJ file photo The chairmen of the tribes that operate the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort casinos said they are still in the process of narrowing down a location for a Hartford-area casino.

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February 4, 2016

Schaghticoke Chief Says They Will Continue Casino Pursuit

by Christine Stuart | February 4, 2016 4:06pm

Schaghitcoke Tribal Nation Chief Richard Velky is troubled by media reports regarding Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s rejection of the tribe’s new business registration.

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December 18, 2015

OP-ED | Confident, Relaxed Malloy Talks Budget, Transportation, Casinos, and More

by Susan Bigelow | December 18, 2015 10:00am

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There is a lot of pessimism in Connecticut these days, but very little of it seems to have bled through to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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December 11, 2015

OP-ED | Gird Your Loins, Nutmeggers: Recreational Weed Is Coming

by Terry Cowgill | December 11, 2015 6:30am

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It’s been said that smoking marijuana makes you stupid. So it’s reasonable to ask whether Connecticut will become stupider if the evil weed is legalized across the board. That question has to be on the minds of Nutmeggers after the recent Bridgeport visit of a former Colorado police chief who told his audience our state should get ready for legalized pot.

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November 6, 2015

Tribes Accept Five Casino Proposals From Four Towns

by Christine Stuart | November 6, 2015 6:07pm

The deadline for towns or other entities to submit their casino proposals to the state’s two federally recognized Indian tribes has come and gone.

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