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June 19, 2018

Ganim, Stemerman Gain Ballot Access

by Christine Stuart | Jun 19, 2018 10:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Bridgeport

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HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim became the first Democratic candidate in state history to petition his way onto a Democratic primary ballot by submitting more than 17,100 valid signatures.

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May 24, 2018

Big Pharma Asks Court To Dismiss Cities’ Opioid Lawsuits

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Health Care | Legal | Public Health | Bridgeport | New Britain | New Haven | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Lawyers for pharmaceutical opioid distributors are asking the court to throw out lawsuits filed by Connecticut cities accusing the companies of indirectly shipping “suspicious” quantities of opioids.

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May 21, 2018

Connecticut Scores Big On Opportunity Zone Designation

by Jack Kramer | May 21, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Congress | Economic Development | The Economy | Poverty | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT —Connecticut batted a thousand, getting all 72 of the areas it nominated as Opportunity Zones to induce long-term investments in low-income communities approved by the U.S. Treasury Department.

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May 8, 2018

Casino Bill Is Dead

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2018 8:40pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would have expanded casino gaming in Connecticut is officially dead for the year.

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May 4, 2018

Casino Bill Squeaks Through The House

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2018 6:34pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — After sleeping on it, the House resumed debate and the voted 77-73 to pass a bill that contemplates casino expansion in Connecticut.

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House Debates Then Tables Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2018 12:24am
Posted to: Gaming | Bridgeport | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT —The Bridgeport and New Haven delegation in the House refused to let their leadership run more bills Thursday until they got a debate on a bill that could lead to a commercial casino off tribal land.

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April 30, 2018

Ganim Will Collect Signatures For Ballot Access

by Christine Stuart | Apr 30, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Bridgeport

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HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim isn’t leaving anything to chance when it comes to winning ballot access for his Democratic bid for governor.

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April 10, 2018

Optimistic Speaker Says Gaming This Session Is ‘Complex’

by Jack Kramer | Apr 10, 2018 12:35pm
Posted to: Gaming | Legal | Sports | Bridgeport | East Windsor

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HARTFORD, CT—The odds of passing legislation concerning new casinos and legalized sports betting before the close of the legislative session, May 9, aren’t good, according to House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin.

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March 16, 2018

Modified Casino Expansion Bill Advances; East Windsor, Bridgeport Projects Still Possible

by Christine Stuart | Mar 16, 2018 5:40pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor

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HARTFORD, CT — They heard hours of testimony Thursday about opening up the bidding process for a commercial casino in Bridgeport and scrapping a plan to build another tribal casino in East Windsor, but by Friday evening things had changed.

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February 22, 2018

Debate Over East Windsor Or Bridgeport Casino Will Continue

by Christine Stuart | Feb 22, 2018 2:32pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Gaming | Legal | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor

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HARTFORD, CT — State Sen. Tim Larson, who co-chairs the Public Safety and Security Committee and represents East Windsor, said he was surprised when Rep. Jeff Berger, D-Waterbury, asked for legislation to consider competitive bidding for another casino get added to the agenda.

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