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February 4, 2015

Lawmakers To Hear Slot Proposal For Off-Track Betting Facilities

by Hugh McQuaid | February 4, 2015 12:00pm

Shutterstock The Public Safety and Security Committee will hear public testimony Thursday on a proposal to allow slot machines at existing off-track betting facilities located within five miles of I-91 and I-95.

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December 1, 2014

Trouble in Toyland 2014: ConnPIRG Finds Dangerous Toys Are Still On Shelves

by Kristi Allen | December 1, 2014 11:40pm

Kristi Allen photo The Connecticut Public Interest Research Group’s annual Trouble in Toyland report says the group found 24 toys on the market this year that could be hazardous to children because of toxic chemicals, choking or ingestion hazards, or excessive noise.

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November 21, 2014

OP-ED | Looking Beyond Connecticut’s Borders

by Susan Bigelow | November 21, 2014 8:00am

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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?

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November 17, 2014

Malloy: Odds Are Against Expanded Gaming in Connecticut

by Hugh McQuaid | November 17, 2014 2:14pm

Courtesy of the Mohegan Sun casino Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he does not see general support in Connecticut for expanding gambling outside the state’s two tribal casinos.

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March 4, 2014

Lottery Chairman Thinks There’s Hope For Keno

by Hugh McQuaid | March 4, 2014 5:29pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Despite widespread political support for repealing keno this year, the chairman of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s board of directors said Tuesday he’s still optimistic lawmakers will choose to allow the corporation to implement the game.

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February 19, 2014

Sharkey Adds Name To Growing List of Lawmakers Who Want To Repeal Keno

by Christine Stuart | February 19, 2014 12:20pm

CTNJ file photo (Updated 3:45 p.m.) House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, is just the latest legislator to add his name to a list in favor of repealing keno.

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February 4, 2014

Lawmakers Question Keno As Revenues Soar

by Christine Stuart | February 4, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Keno, the bingo-like game of chance, was adopted by the General Assembly last June as a new revenue stream. At the time, many lawmakers were not happy about expanding gambling in the state.

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January 10, 2014

Video Slot Task Force Finishes Up Work

by Hugh McQuaid | January 10, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid Photo A legislative task force appears poised to push for an expansion of video slot machines at three off-track betting facilities throughout the state.

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