Bill that would expand casino gambling clears legislative hurdle

March 23, 2018

Momentum for expanding casino gaming in Connecticut is growing after a bill that would allow MGM Resorts International to build a casino in Bridgeport cleared a legislative hurdle. Under this proposal, MGM would build a workforce development and training program in New Haven to support the casino.

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New Haven legislators applaud approval of $1M in state funding for r'kids Family Center

February 16, 2018

The state Bond Commission approved $1 million in state funding for the r'kids Family Center in New Haven. This funding will be used to create a dedicated visitation space and additional childcare and programming space for the children and families.

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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, state legislators introduce voter registration drive

February 2, 2018

The Secretary of the State's office will facilitate a voter registration drive that helps newly-arrived Puerto Rican families in Connecticut register to vote.

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Plans to deepen New Haven Harbor channel unveiled

January 29, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to deepen the channel in New Haven Harbor from 35 feet to 42 feet. While New Haven's port is the largest in the state, it is not deep enough to accommodate larger vessels which now have to off-load outside the channel.

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