The cash-strapped state is considering a proposal to install slot machines in three Connecticut parimutuel facilities, including Bridgeport’s Winners Shoreline Star that features wagering and live simulcasting of greyhound, thoroughbred and harness racing from all over North America, as well as jai-alai from Florida. It’s already wired for slots as a result of the city’s [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Andres Ayala'
June 13th, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events
June 5th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Say, city politics is sorta like a blood sport. Maybe that’s why State Senator Andres Ayala led passage of extreme fighting. Line up the stitches and pints of blood. News release from Ayala: Senator Andres Ayala (D-Bridgeport) led passage today of HB 5277, An Act Concerning Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) by a vote of 26 [...]
June 4th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Mayor Bill Finch: The City is soliciting bids for the remediation and demolition of the former Remgrit Facility, the potential site of a new train station located on Barnum Avenue in the East Side.
June 3rd, 2013 · 13 Comments · News and Events
Highlighting a report by Cummings Associates as evidence of the additional revenue expanded gaming would bring in at three Connecticut parimutuel facilities including one in Bridgeport, State Senator Andres Ayala on Monday was among Democratic legislators calling for thousands of new slot machines. The agreement would need approval from the state’s two tribal gaming operations that currently provide [...]
June 2nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Legislation authored by State Rep. Auden Grogins gives prosecutors the power to shut down a business or evict a tenant that has been arrested or cited three or more times for illegal activity on the premises for crimes such as drug dealing, firearm offenses or excessive noise on commercial properties. The bill approved Saturday night by the State Senate expands [...]
May 31st, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
It must be frustrating for lawmakers to know they have the support to pass their legislative proposals, but they will not be brought to a vote. Such is the case with State Rep. Jack Hennessy. As the state legislative session winds down with just days left Hennessy’s government reform bill to enforce the Bridgeport City [...]
May 30th, 2013 · 11 Comments · News and Events
From State Senator Andres Ayala: Connecticut’s roads became safer and more equitable today when the State Senate passed a bill to allow Connecticut’s undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses. Senator Andres Ayala (D-Bridgeport) has actively supported this issue for several months before finally having the opportunity to vote in favor of it tonight.
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