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Posted inMoney, Politics

CT closer to offering keno

The state of Connecticut moved closer this week toward offering keno gaming at restaurants, bars and convenience stores this winter. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration announced it has reached an agreement with the two Indian tribes that run casinos in southeastern Connecticut to share 25 percent of the keno proceeds.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

To lead effectively, Connecticut’s leaders must keep their word

For progressives to be successful, we need people to trust government. In 2014 Gov. Malloy ran on the firm pledge that he would not raise taxes. That pledge has been broken. And it was broken in the context of some nimble maneuvering to circumvent the spending cap. … To make government work better we have to keep faith with the people and to do that we have to be better about keeping our word.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Some keen, others not so, on Connecticut Keno proposal

There is no small amount of disagreement over whether Connecticut should allow the game of chance Keno to be offered by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation in restaurants, bars, and convenience stores. There were dozens of witnesses addressing the issue (H.B. 7054) at a recent hearing, calling the idea everything from a good source of money for education to a regressive and harmful game that preys on low-income residents. Here are some examples.