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Democratic leaders endorsed legislation that would give the state’s two federally recognized tribes exclusive rights to take bets on sports, open a casino in Bridgeport and offer a broad array of virtual casino games on smart phones and computers.
It's unclear how permissive the Land of Steady Habits is willing to be in gambling’s new digital age. The secondary question is how much of the action will be handled by Connecticut's tribal casinos.
The aims of the new suit by MGM are broader than stopping a competing tribal casino in East Windsor: It questions their ability to conduct any off-reservation gambling in Connecticut.
No one doubts they are an economic player. But the Mashantucket Pequots are making the case anyway.
Connecticut is at risk of missing out on billions of dollars of federal revenue it should rightfully receive. The reason: many state residents will needlessly be undercounted in the upcoming Census.
In addition to playing politics, American Presidents play golf, hole after hole after hole. It is one of the few bipartisan activities left standing. Dwight D. Eisenhower hit them straight down the middle often, as did his successor, John F. Kennedy, who is purported to have been the best golfer to inhabit the White House. The nation’s biggest golfer, however, was William Howard Taft, who weighed in at more than 300 pounds.
Because of the previous course of human events in Connecticut, it has become necessary for we Connecticut citizens to dissolve the existing
completely artificial municipal borders which have separated us from one another and to assume among the powers of the earth that having 169 separate and disparate cities and towns was a really bad idea.
When transparency advocates complained about the Freedom of Information exemption for the Partnership for Connecticut, we were told to wait for smoke before yelling “fire.” Well, now we have smoke billowing from the kitchen.
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