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January 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events

With the state legislative session just weeks away, lawmakers are considering additional slot action to produce new revenue that would require an agreement under the state’s gaming compact with the two tribal nations. From Bill Cummings, CT Post: Task force members suggested video games could be offered under the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun brand and […]

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Restaurants, Bars Prepare For Keno

August 31st, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From Bill Cummings, CT Post: Despite complaints about delays and secrecy, Connecticut’s first foray into statewide keno gambling could be funded next month and taking bets by spring.

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Rule Change Could Expand Tribal Gaming

July 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Bill Cummings, CT Post: A proposed change in how Indian tribes are federally recognized could revive long dormant plans to build an Indian casino in Bridgeport and elsewhere in the state.

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Hey, Wake Up! Plus: Ken Hays, The Best Of Bridgeport

May 13th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, City Budget, City Council, Education, Library, News and Events

It was impossible not to notice the public emptiness in City Council chambers Monday night as the city’s legislative body passed Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed budget for the year starting July 1. What a difference a year makes. Last year’s budget process was all about hooting and hollering, library advocates cranked up about cuts, education […]

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Newsroom Editing, SuBy’s Body Slam, Big Budget Week

April 27th, 2009 · 21 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Media, News and Events, State Politics

Lots of trepidation in the Connecticut Post newsroom. On Friday the paper cut loose Business Editor Pam Dawkins, reporter Aaron Leo and tech editor Todd Hollis among 44 layoffs impacting Hearst-owned papers in Bridgeport, Greenwich, Stamford and Danbury. Greenwich, Stamford and Danbury pubs took the biggest hit in the latest round of layoffs. The larger […]

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One Happy Political Family, Plus: New Downtown Director

February 16th, 2009 · 34 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning

Do you have an extra $500 hanging around? If so, Mayor Bill Finch is throwing a little party March 19 at Testo’s Restaurant. Hizzoner is beginning the process to load up the campaign treasury for 2011. And why not? He controls the candy store, although there’s not as much sugar to go around. Still, he’s […]

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Sour Note From Mother Rellish, Plus: Opus To The Council, And Package Peeps

February 3rd, 2009 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media

Yowser! After watching Gov. Jodi Rell’s we’re-strong-but-screwed speech on Monday two things occurred to me: she’s going to flame entire state departments and dramatically scalpel state assistance to cities and towns. When you vow not to increase taxes in a bleeding economy there’s no other choice but to fire up the blowtorch. Every mayor in […]

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Tsunami Tuesday Eve, Plus: Finch Wants To Arrest Cop OT

August 11th, 2008 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, Media, State Politics

Here we go, the eve of Tsunami Tuesday, and city Democrats are enduring phone calls, mailings, door knocking and last minute appeals for votes. Must make Republicans and unaffiliated voters happy. Well, wait until the general election! Meanwhile, the state’s largest city has some hot primaries on tap for Tuesday. I’ll be out in the […]

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