STATEMENT ON COMMERCE COMMITTEE VOTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 17, 2016

Contact: Andrew Doba | andrew@stuloeser.com | (203) 850-7400

(HARTFORD, CT) – Following an outcry of protest from employees, elected officials, representatives from the building trades, small business owners and others, the Commerce Committee today voted against HB 5577. Andrew Doba, spokesman for MMCT Venture, the company formed by the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes, released the following statement:

"The issue at hand is simple. If we do nothing to compete against MGM Springfield, Connecticut will lose more than 9,000 jobs and over $100 million in state tax revenue. Those are the facts, and we appreciate the support we're getting from the many legislators who want to make sure that doesn't happen."  

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