Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and state legislative leaders continue their elusive search for a state budget this week. Malloy has said he’ll veto the Republican budget that passed the state General Assembly because it raises taxes, de-funds pensions and takes money away from struggling school districts.
The Eastern States Exposition, also known as the Big E, is currently running. More than a million people from across New England come together in West Springfield, Massachusetts for 17 days of music, crafts and food.
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.