Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state opposition

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Drivers heading down state roads leading to Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut are greeted by flashing warnings: “Avoid Large Crowds” and “Don’t Gamble With COVID.” Despite having authority to shutter thousands of businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has been constrained when dealing with the […]

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic.COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures — Singapore has reopened 75% of economy as […]

Shutdown of tribal casinos deals blow to Indian Country

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When the Kalispel Tribe of Indians closed its casino as the coronavirus took hold in Washington state, it essentially shut down its economy. That difficult choice has played out nationwide as some 500 Native American casinos have voluntarily closed during the pandemic, often taking away tribes’ main source of income in […]

Capitol Report: upcoming general session will bring ‘tolls’ vote, renewed push to legalize sports betting, Lamont’s State of the State preview

The road to a special session on ‘trucks only tolls’ in Connecticut has been marked with more ‘potholes’ and ‘speed bumps’ than we can count. The vote on Governor Lamont’s Transportation Plan is going to happen in mid-February, but Republicans are still raising a number of red flags concerning the plan.

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