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Entries Tagged as 'Ezequiel Santiago'

State Leaders Join Ganim To Tout Legislative Achievements

June 15th, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Flanked by legislative and business leaders, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday highlighted successes from the recently completed session of the General Assembly including approval to reduce the city’s unfunded pension liability, a thermal loop green energy project for Downtown and mixed martial arts and boxing matches for the Webster Bank Arena. See video above from news […]

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City Council’s Fight Competition, Here Comes Mixed Martial Arts

June 7th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

And you think the best fights are at City Council meetings. Forget that, mixed martial arts and professional boxing are coming soon to the Webster Bank Arena. For some, MMA is a bloody kick in the teeth, but other legislators argue it’s a kick start to the local economy.

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Moore Opposes City Slots, Extreme Fighting Approved

June 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Led by State Senator Marilyn Moore’s opposition, a sweetener bill to add slots into state parimutuel facilities including one in Bridgeport is apparently dead, replaced by a demand by urban legislators to back mixed-martial arts in exchange for approving a third state casino in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of Connecticut’s tribal nations. MMA […]

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Hennessy: Money For North End Flood Control, Stallworth: Dough For East Side Library

May 12th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

State Reps Jack Hennessy and Charlie Stallworth announced on Friday state bonding money awards for flood control in the North End and investment in the East Side library branch.

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Legislative Committee Sends Casino Bills To State House And Senate

March 15th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The state legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee on Wednesday sent two casino bills to the full General Assembly for debate, one a third casino operated by the state’s two tribal nations and the other for a competitive gaming process backed by Bridgeport State House members Chris Rosario and Ezequiel Santiago.

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Gaming Official: Maximize Revenues With Competitive Selection Process

March 10th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

MGM Resorts official Uri Clinton gave state legislators something to think about on Thursday. Don’t worry about breaking the exclusive gaming compact with two tribal nations that provides hundreds of millions of dollars to the state each year, albeit lesser amounts in recent years. Approve a competitive bidding process for a third casino in southwestern […]

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Public Hearing On Competing Gaming Bills, Casino Activists Dig In

March 8th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Casino interest in Connecticut perked up, the state legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee will conduct public hearings Thursday morning on two gaming bills that address a third casino for the state operated by a joint venture between the state’s two tribal nations in East Windsor, see here, and another bill to open up the process, […]

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Against The Odds, Rosario And Santiago Push For Bridgeport Casino

March 2nd, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Proponents of casino expansion in Bridgeport–irrespective of Connecticut’s two tribal nations joining forces for a third state casino in East Windsor to protect their interests from MGM Resorts International’s Springfield, Massachusetts enterprise–are not giving up, according to Bridgeport State Rep. Chris Rosario who says a bill to open up the gaming process will be heard […]

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