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. Andre Baker, Jack Hennessy, Ezequiel Santiago, 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. 

“This part of Bridgeport is one of the last undeveloped areas in the East Coast. We have an opportunity to grow and develop that area with the rest of Fairfield County,” said Baker, D-Bridgeport. “This project will not only help attract new business ventures to the city and create countless job opportunities for the region, but it stands to become an important cornerstone of our community.”

Press Release: Baker testifies in support of casino expansion with Bridgeport legislative delegation