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Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'

Jepsen Opinion A Blow To Tribes’ East Windsor Casino

April 17th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Attorney General George Jepsen strongly warned the legislature Tuesday against allowing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to jointly develop a casino in East Windsor without the approval of the U.S. Interior Department, a condition of the 2017 law permitting the project to compete with MGM Springfield.

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Labor Steps Up For Lamont

April 7th, 2018 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim’s to gain traction, assuming he makes the ballot for the presumed August primary for governor, he’ll likely need to stitch together a constituency that does not include organized labor, generally a force in statewide Democratic primaries. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Ned Lamont, the wealthy Greenwich businessman who electrified progressives with […]

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Young Voices Mobilize Against Gun Violence, Will It Last?

March 25th, 2018 · 30 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Hundreds of communities across the country participated in student-organized rallies against gun violence. In Hartford, Mayor Joe Ganim attended a rally there with city school students and Chief Administrative Officer Kim Staley. See video above. Will the young voices sustain the movement? More from the CT Mirror:

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Jepsen: Initial Process To MGM Casino Does Not Jeopardize Tribal Slot Deal–Ganim Testifies In Support Of Casino

March 15th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Attorney General George Jepsen advised legislators Thursday that the state could take a tentative step toward testing the market for opening Connecticut to commercial casinos without immediately jeopardizing $260 million in slots revenue the state expects to collect this year under an exclusivity deal with the tribal owners of Foxwoods […]

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Is McDonald Supreme Court Debate About Ideology Or Sexual Orientation?

February 26th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: A hearing today on the confirmation of Justice Andrew J. McDonald as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court comes as politicians, lawyers and advocates debate the question of how ideology and partisanship should be balanced against questions of intellect, competence and integrity in evaluating fitness for the bench.

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Silencers–Republican Candidates For Governor Mum On Guns

February 21st, 2018 · 23 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The shooting deaths of 17 high school students and staff in Parkland, Fla., briefly focused eight Republican candidates for governor Wednesday night on the question of whether they would stand by or revise the sweeping gun-control measure passed in Connecticut five years ago after the massacre of 20 first-graders and […]

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‘Angry Prophet Of Mass Shootings’

February 16th, 2018 · 58 Comments · News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Over the more than five years since Sandy Hook, the governor of Connecticut has acted as the Cassandra of gun control, the angry prophet destined to be ignored, at least in the ranks of the NRA and Congress. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy first warned America two days after 26 children […]

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Calling All Candidates–Turn Cities Into Economic Drivers? State Has No Plan

January 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Connecticut has no plan to transform cities into regional economic drivers. The pols in charge say they do, but it’s fallacious spin. Cities should and must be economic drivers. When that occurs everyone benefits. The evidence of urban economics for the greater good is overwhelming. Every time a city befalls trouble in Connecticut be it […]

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