Bridgeport lawmakers deliver testimony in favor of creating a competitive bidding process for casino expansion

March 16, 2018

The Bridgeport state legislative delegation spoke in a powerful show of unity on March 15 in support of permitting an open, competitive process to expand casino gaming into Bridgeport and bring 7,000 new jobs to the Park City.

State Sens. Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes, and state Reps. Jack Hennessy, Ezequiel Santiago, Andre Baker, Charles Stallworth, Christopher Rosario and Steve Stafstrom, testified together during a public hearing of the General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee in support of House Bill 5305, which would create an open, competitive bidding process for new casino expansion in Connecticut. 

“Connecticut’s future is dependent upon the vibrancy of its cities. It is vital that we continue to invest in Bridgeport’s development so that the state’s largest city can be the economic engine Connecticut needs to move forward. We are shovel-ready for our future,” said Hennessy, D-Bridgeport.

Press Release: Hennessy testifies in favor of casino expansion with Bridgeport legislative delegation