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June 9, 2015

Keno Still Not a Sure Bet

by Elizabeth Regan | June 9, 2015 5:30am

The two-year state budget passed in the final hours of the 2015 legislative session relies on $43.6 million from keno, but a revenue sharing deal has yet to be inked with the state’s two Indian tribes.

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May 29, 2015

House Sends Casino Bill To Governor

by Christine Stuart | May 29, 2015 12:49am

Twitter The House forwarded legislation Thursday to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that allows two federally-recognized tribes to move forward with plans to build a casino north of Hartford.

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May 20, 2015

Senate Forwards Watered-Down Casino Bill To House

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 11:35pm

Christine Stuart photo A majority of Senators felt that the benefits of allowing Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to open up one casino north of Hartford would outweigh the risks recently outlined by Attorney General George Jepsen’s office.

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April 22, 2015

East Windsor to Explore Casino Options

by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 5:30am

The East Windsor Board of Selectman unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that would allow town staff and First Selectwoman Denise Menard to explore the possibility of locating a casino in their town.

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April 6, 2015

Council Expected to Pass Resolution Against Casino Expansion In Windsor

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2015 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie photo While the General Assembly is still considering legislation to allow new casinos in Connecticut, the Windsor Town Council is planning a pre-emptive step against gaming in their town.

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February 4, 2015

Lawmakers To Hear Slot Proposal For Off-Track Betting Facilities

by Hugh McQuaid | February 4, 2015 1:00pm

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 30, 2014

Bradley Airport Time Capsule Marks Beginning of New Era

by Christine Stuart | December 30, 2014 6:33pm

Christine Stuart photo A Hartford Times newspaper dated Nov. 29, 1951, local municipal budgets from the towns surrounding Bradley International Airport, and an advertisement promoting the airport were among some of the items found inside a time capsule buried for 63 years in Terminal B’s cornerstone.

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November 3, 2014

Will Fifth Christie Visit Help Foley?

by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2014 10:04pm

Christine Stuart photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Republican challenger Tom Foley believe there are enough voters in Connecticut upset with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his historic tax increase to catapult Foley to victory Tuesday.

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Foley Defends Last-Minute Tax Break

by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2014 8:21pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican challenger Tom Foley said he’s been talking about eliminating the state income tax on Social Security recipients for the past three or four weeks, but Sunday was first time anyone can remember him making the statement.

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January 10, 2014

Video Slot Task Force Finishes Up Work

by Hugh McQuaid | January 10, 2014 6:30am

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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