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Entries Tagged as 'George Jepsen'

Salazar: Tribal Legislative End Run Risks Hundreds Of Millions To State

October 24th, 2017 · 23 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: statement from tribes. A rat’s loose in the state capitol. A legislative effort in the current state budget deliberations is underway to bypass federal approval of the state’s first commercial casino that would be operated in East Windsor by the state’s two tribal nations on non-tribal land. Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of […]

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Seeking Public Campaign Cash For Governor Run, Ganim Suing State Watchdog Group

August 2nd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

A lobbyist convicted of bribing a state official would not be permanently prohibited from receiving public campaign funds, nor a convicted murderer, according to a lawsuit expected to be filed this week in federal district court on behalf of Mayor Joe Ganim who’s seeking relief from a state ruling that blocks his participation in Connecticut’s […]

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Moore, Gomes Vote Yes To East Windsor Casino, Bill Goes To House

May 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

With Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes voting yes, the State Senate early Wednesday morning approved development of Connecticut’s first casino off tribal land in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to counter MGM Resorts International’s nearly $1 billion casino operation in Springfield, Massachusetts. The bill now moves […]

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Jepsen Says No To Misery Of Running For Governor

May 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Attorney General George Jepsen announced Thursday morning on WPLR’s Chaz and AJ show he’ll not be a candidate for governor in 2018. As Jepsen pointed out during the interview what’s the point of putting up with all the “misery” running for governor when he loves his current elected position?

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Gaming Report: Bridgeport Location Better For Third State Casino

May 3rd, 2017 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

An “independent” report from Union Gaming that analyzes the global gaming industry asserts “We question whether a casino in East Windsor would actually help CT retain gaming dollars or just cannibalize the existing tribal operations,” adding “When considering the Wynn Boston project will also likely cut into Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, we would expect CT could take […]

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Wyman, Political Charisma Shackled By Malloy Economic Baggage?

April 25th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

She’s one of the most charismatic figures in state politics, highly desired at public events, her smile, wink and gravelly voiced Brooklyn enthusiasm a natural replacement for the stoicism of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy who’s not seeking reelection. But if Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman runs for the state’s top spot is she simply the political charmer […]

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Moore And Gomes Support A Third State Casino In East Windsor

April 13th, 2017 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport State Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes assert if there’s going to be a third casino operation in Connecticut it should be managed by the state’s two tribal nations that have selected a site in East Windsor to counter the $1 billion Springfield, Mass. gaming facility owned by MGM Resorts.

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Legislative Session: Messy

April 9th, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

The CT Mirror’s Paul Stern reports “increasingly frayed nerves in all quarters as the stakes on legislative issues come into sharper focus.” What happens in Hartford directly impacts Bridgeport’s municipal budget now under review for the budget year starting July 1. Mayor Joe Ganim wants to hold the line on taxes with an eye toward […]

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