Mashantuck Pequots

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Tribes serve DNC breakfast and a case for casino expansion

Rodney Butler, tribal chairman of the Mashantucket Pequots, and Kathy Regan-Pyne, a member of the Mohegan Tribal Council, are seated with former senator Chris Dodd and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Standing at left are Sens. Jon Tester and Chris Murphy. The tribal officials sponsired a breakfast for the Connecticut delegations and sought help in blocking federal legislation that would bar the tribes from establishing a casino off their reservations. Read the story here.

PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana had two reasons for being the featured speaker Tuesday at a Democratic National Convention breakfast sponsored by the owners of Connecticut’s two tribal casinos: He can help them in their fight with MGM Resorts International, and they can help him raise money to take back the Senate. Continue Reading →

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Attorney General to legislators: Casino expansion poses legal risks

A craps table in the Casino of the Earth at Mohegan Sun.

Attorney General George Jepsen warned top legislators Wednesday that legislation giving the Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegans exclusive rights to a new casino was itself a gamble, potentially endangering the current profit-sharing deal with the tribes and exposing the state to claims of illegal favoritism. Continue Reading →

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