Connecticut lawmakers to hear about dueling casino bill Monday

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HARTFORD — Lawmakers will hear about a proposal that could lead to someone else developing a new Connecticut casino besides the federally recognized tribes.

The General Assembly’s Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee is scheduled to hear testimony Monday on proposed legislation requiring state agencies to develop and issue a request for proposals for a business or tribe to develop, manage, operate and maintain a possible casino.

Among other things, responders to the RFP would have to prove they can pay a nonrefundable $50 million state licensing fee and agree to make a total investment of not less than $500 million.

Legislators are still mulling a dueling bill that would allow the  Mashantucket Pequot  and  Mohegan  tribes to   build a satellite casino in East Windsor   to compete with a plannedSpringfieldMassachusetts  casino.

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