Jessica Hill / AP

On Monday, MGM Resorts announced plans for a $675 million dollar casino development in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Promoters say their goal is to bring economic development to the city and create 7,000 jobs. But opponents says it’s a long shot move to get Connecticut to agree to a non-Indian casino.

Mark Yuknat / AP Photo/RiverQuest via Washington Times

From late August to early October, as many as a million tree swallows gather on a small island near the mouth of the Connecticut River. Every evening at sunset they perform an “avian ballet” that has been called one of the “most astounding natural phenomena in the North American bird world.”

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy has said he will veto a Republican budget that was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly over the weekend. In stunning political move, three Senate Democrats and six House Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the bill.

Johnathon Henninger

In a surprise move, the Connecticut General Assembly has voted in favor a Republican budget proposal. The bill passed the state House of Representatives by a vote of 78-72 early Saturday morning and the Senate by a vote of 21 to 15 on Friday.

This is a major defeat for state Democrats. They hold a majority in the House and an 18-18 tie in the Senate, with Democratic Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman as a potential tie breaking vote.

Lynne Sladky / AP

New Haven’s pride parade is coming up on Saturday. It’s part of a weekend of events celebrating the New Haven area’s LGBTQ community.