- Associated Press - Saturday, March 4, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - State lawmakers will be asking more questions of Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes about their proposal to build a third casino, now that they’ve chosen East Windsor for a location.

The General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday on legislation allowing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to open their proposed facility on non-tribal land. The tribes, which own and operate casinos in southeastern Connecticut, want a third casino to compete with MGM’s facility under construction in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Lawmakers will also hear testimony on a bill that would open up the process to other casino developers, something MGM has advocated.

Meanwhile, some East Windsor casino opponents are planning a forum Monday to discuss a possible town referendum concerning the proposal.

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