The Latest: House sends tribal casino bill to governor
09 June, 2017, 02:16
The bill still needs to be approved by the Senate.
It's unclear when budget talks between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative leaders will resume now that the session has adjourned.
Meanwhile, earlier Tuesday evening, the Senate agreed to pass a separate House bill that some lawmakers hope will attract mixed martial arts event to venues in arenas in several CT cities.
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Slowing the deterioration of the revenue-sharing - and trying to offset the loss of thousands of jobs at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, once MGM opens, with new ones in East Windsor - is the heart of the tribes' argument for a new casino.
A group of women legislators voiced disappointment that the legislation, which passed the Senate unanimously, couldn't be voted on in the House.
While they authorized a new tribal casino, the General Assembly failed on Wednesday - the final day of the session - to finish their biggest task.
The Democrat told The Associated Press on Tuesday night the House of Representatives plans to vote on legislation that includes provisions aimed at gaining support for a separate Senate bill that would allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to build a casino in East Windsor to compete with a new MGM Resorts casino in MA. The Connecticut tribes hope this casino will take away some of MGM's business. A companion bill that helps the pari-mutuel industry by expanding the number of available off-track betting licenses from 18 to 24, passed on a closer vote of 77 to 72.
Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, had opposed mixed-martial arts bills for years at the request of organized labor, which was fighting with a non-union casino owner in Las Vegas, who has a major financial interest in the fights.
Both MGM Resorts and the Schaghticokes filed federal lawsuits over the state's 2015 enactment of a law that authorized the Mashantuckets and the Mohegans to form a joint venture and to solicit casino site proposals. MGM has appealed the decision, and the appeal is still pending.
Under the bill, an Advisory Council on Large Entertainment Venues would be established to coordinate events at facilities with seating capacities of more than 5,000 people and "address other issues related to operating such facilities".
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