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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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Bridgeport State Reps Press For Open Gaming Selection

January 24th, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Countering the MGM casino’s economic impact in Springfield MA, state officials are weighing a third casino for Connecticut operated by Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, possibly in Windsor Locks. Bridgeport State Reps Chris Rosario and Ezequiel Santiago want to broaden the search in what they assert is a secretive process. They issued statements on Monday following their […]

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State Legislative Committee Assignments Set

January 9th, 2017 · 3 Comments · News and Events

Committee assignments have been set for Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation for the General Assembly session that began on Wednesday. State Senator Marilyn Moore co-chairs the Children Committee and Human Services Committee while her Senate colleague Ed Gomes co-chairs Labor and Public Employees. State Rep. Jack Hennessy co-chairs Veterans Affairs. CT Mirror has the full list […]

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State Reps Rosario And Santiago Claim Expanded Casino Search “Unfair Sham”

January 3rd, 2017 · 35 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

As the Connecticut General Assembly prepares to convene this week, Bridgeport State House members Chris Rosario and Ezequiel Santiago assert that the process to review casino expansion in the state to address the new MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts is a “sham” shrouded in secrecy.

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Ganim Chews On Bird And Budget

November 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

What does a mayor do as he’s digesting Thanksgiving overload? Chew on his next budget. Mayor Joe Ganim’s upcoming budget cycle could bloat more indigestion, depending on his success with the next session of the state legislature beginning in January.

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