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Deecken, GOP State Senate Candidate, Decries Tribal Gaming Monopoly Against Bridgeport’s Interests

May 10th, 2018 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Gaming monopolies are bad for taxpayers. It’s impossible for taxpayers to get the best deal without a competitive process showing all the financial cards. That’s the message from Richard Deecken, Republican candidate for State Senate in Connecticut’s 22nd District challenging incumbent Democrat Marilyn Moore. Deecken issued a response to the State Senate not taking up […]

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As Convention Approaches, Harp Endorsement Music To Lamont’s Ears

May 3rd, 2018 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Weeks from the state party convention, high-profile Democrats are pushing to coalesce behind Greenwich entrepreneur Ned Lamont for governor. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp on Thursday announced her support for Lamont. Mayor Joe Ganim had been courting her for months. Ganim has opened a campaign office in New Haven, adding to offices in Bridgeport, Hartford […]

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Cheese It! The Tribal Nations Rat Politics In Closing Days Of Legislative Session

May 1st, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Time to break open the truth serum for the tribal nations gaming strategy. First they were all in favor of an economic jolt for Bridgeport, then changed their minds. Then one half of the tribal nations–Mohegan Sun–trotted out a disingenuous partnership with the Webster Bank Arena as a response to MGM’s proposal to build a […]

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Nedheads Rejoice–Lamont Builds Momentum Weeks From Convention

April 27th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state commissioner Jonathan Harris on Friday dropped out of the race for governor to throw his support behind Greenwich entrepreneur Ned Lamont who’s on the verge of front-runner status weeks from the Democratic convention. Last week Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin also left the race.

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House Speaker: No Casino Without Federal Approval

April 18th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

One day after Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen cautioned against building an East Windsor casino operated by the state’s tribal nations, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz declared that a new casino in Connecticut will not be built anywhere without federal approval.

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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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Jepsen Backs Lamont For Governor

March 26th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Had Attorney General George Jepsen sought Connecticut’s top office he’d likely be the Democratic standard bearer. Eschewing a third term as the state’s top civil attorney, Jepsen on Monday endorsed Ned Lamont for governor declaring “Of all the Democratic candidates, Ned is the only one who can win the November general election.”

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Moore Supports Casino For Bridgeport–Why Can’t MGM And Tribal Nations Partner?

March 15th, 2018 · 7 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Members of Bridgeport’s state legislative delegation on Thursday appeared before the state legislature’s Public Safety Committee voicing support for an open, competitive process for a major gaming facility in the city. State Senator Marilyn Moore in prepared testimony submitted to the committee suggested that competitors MGM and the tribal nations make a marriage to create […]

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