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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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February 23, 2017

Lawmakers Debate Exclusivity of Tribal Gaming Expansion

by Christine Stuart | February 23, 2017 3:32pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie Connecticut’s two tribal casinos are looking for the legislature to give them the green light to build the state’s first commercial casino off tribal land.

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November 22, 2016

Washington Post Party Causes Connecticut Casino Tensions to Flare

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2016 1:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A Connecticut state Senator didn’t pull any punches in a Nov. 18 letter to a top executive at MGM Resorts International criticizing the company for an election night party it sponsored at the Washington Post.

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October 18, 2016

South Windsor, East Windsor Are Latest Players Considered For Casino

by Jack Kramer | October 18, 2016 2:08pm

Doug Hardy / ctnewsjunkie East Windsor and South Windsor are the latest players in the high-stakes game of possible locations for a new casino in Connecticut.

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October 14, 2016

Tribe To Connecticut: You Owe Us $610M For Taking Our Land

by Christine Stuart | October 14, 2016 2:00pm

Christine Stuart photo The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, which has unsuccessfully fought for years for federal recognition, filed a lawsuit against Connecticut Friday for $610 million in damages associated with the states taking of tribal land.

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October 12, 2016

Fiscal Analysts Estimate Revenue Loss From Springfield Casino at Nearly $70M

by Christine Stuart | October 12, 2016 12:24am

JCJ Architecture Connecticut could lose $68.3 million in revenue once MGM Resorts International opens its casino in Springfield in 2018.

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September 13, 2016

Banking Department Still Deciding What To Do About Tribal Payday Loan Companies

by Christine Stuart | September 13, 2016 2:19pm

The Connecticut Department of Banking has less than 20 days to decide whether it will appeal a court decision that sustains tribal immunity for an Oklahoma-based Indian tribe that manages payday loan companies.

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