• Federal judge throws out MGM lawsuit that opposed tribes’ third casino plans

    HARTFORD, Conn. – In a move that may help Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes build a new casino somewhere between Hartford and the Massachusetts border, a federal district judge dismissed a legal challenge to the proposal brought by MGM Resorts International.

  • Opinion: It’s not ‘only in Norwalk’; mayoral terms, school stuff and rolling the dice

    Mark Chapman is NancyOnNorwalk’s editor. The Atlantic’s “City Lab” section recently ran an eye-catching item: “9 Annoying Things That Ruin Community Meetings, According to Absolutely Everyone.” It was eye-catching because it is easy to listen to some of what goes on in Norwalk meetings and develop a belief that, somehow, Norwalk has gotten more than…

  • Opinion: Casino moguls for justice

    Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats. Politics makes strange bedfellows, but stranger still may be the partnerships made at the crossroads of politics, profit, and history. Welcome to the next round of the casino drama, in which MGM has teamed…

  • Schagticoke Indians team up with MGM in casino fight

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation teamed up with a powerful partner in filing a federal lawsuit Monday against the state of Connecticut. MGM Resorts International, which last year brought its own lawsuit against Connecticut, is joining the Schaghticoke tribe in the latest federal lawsuit claiming that Special Act 15-7 is unconstitutional.

  • Tribes have yet to select location for Hartford area casino

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The chairmen of the tribes that operate the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort casinos said they are still in the process of narrowing down a location for a Hartford-area casino.

  • Tribes accept five casino proposals from four towns

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The deadline for towns or other entities to submit their casino proposals to the state’s two federally recognized Indian tribes has come and gone. On Friday afternoon the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, which have teamed up to open a casino in the Hartford region, said they have received a total of…

  • MGM sues Connecticut officials over casino legislation

    MGM sues Connecticut officials over casino legislation

    HARTFORD, Conn. – MGM Resorts International is suing Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other state officials in federal court claiming that they approved an unconstitutional law earlier this year.