North Central Legislators Vote No on Increasing Spending

Posted on May 2, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Appropriations Committee members State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Carol Hall (R-59) voted no on the biennial state budget put forward by House and Senate Democrats in Committee on April, 30th.

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TRIBES TRANSFER $1 MILLION TO DEPT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

Posted on April 29, 2019 by admin


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FUNDING IS FOR REGULATORY COSTS FOR PUBLIC ACT 17-89, WHICH APPROVED THE CONSTRUCTION OF TRIBAL WINDS CASINO

(EAST WINDSOR, CT) – The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes today announced that MMCT Venture, the joint company created by the tribes to save jobs and revenue in Connecticut, recently wired $1 million to the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), as required under Public Act 17-89.

The transfer of these funds, meant to offset the state’s regulatory costs prior to the casino’s opening, is the first step in the ongoing process to finance, construct and open Tribal Winds Casino, the new gaming and entertainment facility in East Windsor.

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Tolls and Transportation Costs

Posted on April 25, 2019 by admin


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Last week, over 200 residents from Enfield and across the region attended an informational forum on tolls held at JFK Middle School. We all agree that transportation is a necessity to economic growth; our challenge is how we fund it.

Tolling proposals aren’t just for I-95, the Governor has called for 50 toll gantries on I-91, I-84, I-95 and Rt. 15 and other bills passed by the Transportation Committee have the potential to extend tolling to any other “limited access” highways.

Additionally, the Governor plans on borrowing money from Wall Street against potential future toll revenues and it should be noted that two-thirds of that revenue would come out of our pockets. These proposals put forward by the Governor and Democrats in the legislature would hit Connecticut residents the hardest. Once the tolls are up and running it would amount to an over $600 million tax increase on in-state commuters.

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