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Sports Betting Joins Casinos And Tolls As Potential Revenue Enhancers

March 20th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

While most of the attention for expanding revenue in the state has centered on casinos and tolls, the legislative committee that cleared the first hurdle for a competitive casino process last week also narrowly approved Sports Wagering Bill HB 5307 which requires “the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to adopt regulations to regulate sports wagering when federal […]

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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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Couch Politics, Will Dr. Ford’s Diagnosis Of East End Town Committee Fight Hold Up? Game On

January 23rd, 2018 · 69 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

East End District Leader Ralph Ford’s psychology background comes in handy toiling in the schizophrenic world of city politics. The good doctor has negotiated his share of patients to study in active practice or civic engagement. On March 6th Ford will have neighborhood activists knocking on his door, and they won’t necessarily be patients. He’s facing […]

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‘Least Windsor’ A Bad Bet For Connecticut, Roll With MGM Proposal

October 3rd, 2017 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

City resident Tom Kelly, a long-time student of the gaming industry, argues in a commentary that what MGM International proposes economically for the state’s largest city dwarfs the state’s planned commercial casino operated by a joint venture of Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribal nations in East Windsor on non-tribal land. Kelly terms this project Least […]

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Slot Action Proposed As Solution To Gaming Expansion

April 17th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport resident Tom Kelly, a follower of state gaming trends for decades, has submitted written testimony to the legislature’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee urging expansion of slot machines into the state’s existing licensed parimutuels including one in Bridgeport. He asserts doing so will not violate the state’s gaming compact with the tribal nations that is a […]

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The Power Of Organized Opposition And A Large Voter Turnout Defeat Ballot Question

November 7th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

What did we learn from the defeat of the education ballot question? The traditional Democratic Party apparatus, even well financed, is vulnerable to defeat in higher turnout elections, especially in the face of organized opposition. Small election turnouts they can control, large turnouts they cannot.

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UI: 40,000 City Customers Will Lose Power Monday Night–Batalla School Shelter Full, Space Available At Johnson School

October 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · News and Events

6 p.m. UPDATE, UI announces shut down of substation at Governor Malloy’s news conference. Mayor Finch news release: The Cesar Batalla School shelter is full. Residents who are evacuating should go to Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue.

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Horrify Your Friends For Halloween–Mitt Romney: The Book Of Moron!

October 27th, 2012 · 5 Comments · News and Events

OIB friend Tom Kelly from Black Rock is a twisted Barnumesque character with a warped political perspective. “You’ll have a howling good time spooking and punking your political friends with our digital email spooking platform!” www.politicalpunkster.com. From the website:

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