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Rigged–Senator Larson Throws Another Back-Room Hissy Fit To Kill The Casino Bill–Gomes: They Treat Bridgeport Like Shit

March 16th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Update: Casino bill on agenda. On Thursday a stream of testimony came before the legislature’s Public Safety Committee urging an open, competitive process to select a commercial gaming operator with Bridgeport in play as host city. Several weeks ago East Hartford State Senator Tim Larson, co-chair of the committee, attempted to block the very public hearing […]

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Great Caesar’s Ghost! Two More Years For Testa–Will Chairman Cut Desperate Delegate Deal With AG Candidate Tong Whose Treasurer Is Casino Bill Killer?

March 16th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Testa in Italian means head. Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa received the votes by acclamation (less one) to once again head the Democratic Town Committee for two more years. He had no opposition. On this Ides of March, the party leader who has been described occasionally by political opponents “little Caesar” […]

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Another Larson Conflict–Bridgeport Jobs Killer Blasts Lottery After Secret Attempt To Lead Agency

February 25th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Tim Larson told the Hartford Courant he did not initially comment about his criticism of a state agency he secretly wanted to lead because he had a bad week. Part of that bad week was being outvoted 18-6 after he led a backdoor maneuver trying to shut down a public hearing on a […]

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Gomes’ Transparency Push Paves Way For Public Hearing On Casino Bill

February 22nd, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Overcoming opposition from the co-chair Tim Larson, State Senator Ed Gomes led the call for transparency Thursday morning as the state legislature’s Public Safety Committee voted 18-6 to approve a public hearing on a  bill calling for an open, competitive process for a commercial casino proposed in Bridgeport.

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Rigged? State Senator Larson’s Hissy Fit Endangers Thousands Of Jobs

February 22nd, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

What’s wrong with an open, competitive process? Why does a gaming monopoly advantage the tribal nations to the economic detriment of the rest of the state including Connecticut’s largest city where polling shows residents overwhelmingly support MGM Resorts’ proposed waterfront gaming development that will create 7,000 jobs by a proven gaming leader? In a state […]

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