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May 19, 2017

Lawmakers, Tribal Chairmen Applaud Governor’s Casino Remarks

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2017 11:04pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT —Lawmakers who favor maintaining the exclusivity of two federally recognized Indian tribes’ gaming operations in Connecticut applauded comments that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made Friday to another news organization.

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May 9, 2017

Geographic Lines Begin To Form On Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Geographic divides, more so than partisan, emerged Monday as a key committee debated legislation to allow Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes to build a casino in East Windsor.

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May 3, 2017

Tribes Make Push For Casino, Speaker Says It Will Be Part of Budget Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2017 1:04pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s tribal chairmen believe momentum for an East Windsor casino is on their side. But slowing their progress is a House bill that would open the bidding process for a third Connecticut casino to all operators, and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz says it will likely be part of a budget deal.

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April 17, 2017

Casino Operators Continue Fight Over Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 2:54pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee jumped into the debate Monday over a third commercial casino with a public hearing on its own bill that would open bidding for Connecticut’s first casino off tribal land.

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April 6, 2017

Tribes Guarantee Revenue In Push For East Windsor Casino, Put BIA Approval At 99 Percent

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2017 3:41pm

Courtesy of MMCT HARTFORD, CT —A day after a top lawmaker gave them a 50/50 chance of getting permission to build their first commercial casino off tribal land, the leaders of Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes visited the capitol Thursday to guarantee the state’s share of slot revenues.

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March 29, 2017

FOIA Complaint Explores Use of Social Media By Public Officials

by Jack Kramer | March 29, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of LinkedIn HARTFORD, CT — The Freedom of Information Commission is close to deciding whether a former top banking official violated Connecticut’s open record laws when he deleted social media posts about the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Nation.

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March 15, 2017

Conversation About Connecticut Casino Expansion Continues

by Christine Stuart | March 15, 2017 3:09pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Members of the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee didn’t necessarily say how they felt about the two bills to expand casino gaming, but they forwarded them onto the House and Senate for more debate.

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March 13, 2017

Unable To Quantify With Precision, Jepsen Said Risk of Tribal Exclusivity Is ‘Not Insubstantial’

by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2017 4:17pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — In a much anticipated legal opinion, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, said Monday there is a legal and financial risk to granting Connecticut’s two federally-recognized tribes exclusivity to open up a third casino.

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March 9, 2017

Lawmakers Try To Calculate The Odds Of A New Casino

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2017 5:36pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Lawmakers on the Public Safety and Security Committee struggled Thursday with figuring out what would happen if they expand casino gaming beyond the borders of the two federally recognized tribes’ reservations.

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March 3, 2017

Malloy Asks Jepsen To Weigh In On Tribal Casino Expansion, Exclusivity

by Christine Stuart | March 3, 2017 12:28pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is asking Attorney General George Jepsen to weigh in on the state’s legal position if it allows Connecticut’s two Native American tribes build a casino in East Windsor.

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