Saving Connecticut Jobs
In a ceremony marked with historical significance, the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans signed documents in September to formalize their partnership to preserve jobs and revenue. Held in the Hall of Flags at the State Capitol, the occasion was a celebration of two iconic Connecticut competitors coming together to fight for Connecticut jobs.
The message was clear – if we work together, this is a fight we can win.
There’s much at stake. If state does nothing, the Massachusetts casino will destroy thousands of good paying jobs, leaving a devastating impact on our families and taxpayers.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribe play a critical role in our state’s economy. Revenue from our gaming facilities is directed to 169 towns and cities in this state and plays an important part in improving our quality of life. Over the years, we've helped pay for countless improvements, going to everything from open space to education.
We’ve embarked on this process, and working with interested cities and towns, we will craft a well-developed, smart plan to this will bring jobs and improve quality of life around the selected area.
Want proof? Look no further than the benefits we’ve brought to our hometowns. Crime is lower today than the day we opened our doors. Home prices are up. And we’ve brought a host of improvements, from new water and gas lines to better roads. We want to do the same thing wherever this new facility is located.
You can help now by speaking out and telling your local elected official that you support Connecticut in the fight to save jobs.
"Massachusetts has declared war on us and we are going to fight back ... This is our clarion call. We’re going to fight for jobs in eastern Connecticut."
-Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff