May 5, 2018

Senator Larson Statement on House Passage of Casino Bill

Today Senator Tim Larson (D-East Hartford) released the following statement after the Connecticut House of Representatives voted to pass House Bill 5306, An Act Concerning a Request For Proposals To Qualify An Entity To Develop A Casino Gaming Facility In The State.

“A Request for Proposal will place the state of Connecticut in jeopardy of losing nearly $1 billion in slot revenue. With four days left to go in the legislative session, this bill makes absolutely no sense while we are already moving forward with development of the casino project in East Windsor. I remain committed to protecting casino jobs and will defend bipartisan law that passed last year and hold us to that agreement.”