Efforts for Bridgeport casino stepped up

efforts for bridgeport casino stepped up - Efforts for Bridgeport casino stepped up

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HARTFORD – Bridgeport and Connecticut’s two Native American tribes are close to a deal that would bring a casino worth at least $350 million to the state’s largest city.

The Connecticut Post reports that Mayor Joe Ganim, legislators and the tribes held several meetings Thursday to negotiate a deal.

Any plan would need approval from state lawmakers and the governor.

There have been efforts for decades to bring a casino to the city, a history that included now-President Donald Trump in the early 1990s. MGM has also proposed a casino.

The tribes’ plan appears more likely to win approval in the General Assembly – where the tribes’ supporters have fought MGM for years.

Democratic Rep. Chris Rosario, who has participated in the negotiations, says “We’re trying to find a happy medium.”

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News on Friday, 31 May 2019 12:32. Updated: Friday, 31 May 2019 12:35.

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