To understand the importance of a Bridgeport casino to Connecticut, especially the $675 million plan MGM Resorts International announced Monday morning, let’s go back a few days to the meltdown at the state Capitol. Just before midnight on Thursday, at the moment when the state House of Representatives was supposed to vote on a budget, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, still in a crisp suit, huddled with a handful of guys right outside the door of the House chamber.
Rep. John B. Larson, D-1st District, always brings in heavy hitters for his annual charity bocce tournament in his hometown of East Hartford, which was Friday night. This year, some of them also stopped off at the state Capitol early in the day to back Larson’s massive Hartford highway tunnel plan. It was a bipartisan lovefest all around. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Penn., made it clear he’s all for big spending when it comes to infrastructure.
Senators Joan Hartley, Paul Doyle and Gayle Slossberg walked together Friday afternoon into the “circle,” as senate members call the seats in the General Assembly’s ornate upper chamber. Sen. Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, didn’t notice the trio of moderate Democrats entering. “I was kind of in a funk,” Guglielmo said later. “I figured we were going to lose again.”A few minutes later, as Doyle took the floor, Guglielmo realized he might be wrong.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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