The Bridgeport Delegation testified jointly before the Public Safety and Security Committee in support of legislation that seeks to establish a Connecticut Gaming Commission and create a competitive bidding process for a resort-casino at a public hearing Tuesday afternoon.
The State Bond Commission has approved a $1 million grant toward the second phase of the Cherry Street Lofts project.
As we debrief the 2018 Legislative Session, I wanted to highlight for you a few pieces of legislation that have a direct and particular impact on Bridgeport which our Delegation was able to get passed in both chambers and now awaits the Governor’s signature.
Under the bipartisan state budget compromise, further municipal aid cuts are prevents, funding to the Medicare Savings Program is fully restored, and $12 million to the Husky A healthcare program is restored.
A bill, championed by the Bridgeport legislative delegation, that would permit and implement an open and competitive Request for Proposal process for private or tribal entities to bid for a qualification to develop, manage and operate a casino gaming facility in Connecticut passed the state House of Representatives.
The state House of Representatives took a step toward addressing the national epidemic of gun violence by passing legislation that would ban bump stocks.