CT Pulse: Sen. Slossberg talks GOP budget vote; MGM VP discusses Bridgeport casino

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, CT Pulse talks with a Democratic senator who helped pass a GOP budget plan. Later in the show we talk with an MGM spokesman about plans and potential roadblocks for the MGM Bridgeport resort/casino proposal.

State Sen. Gayle Slossberg (D-14) — one of three moderate Senate Democrats who broke ranks and voted for the GOP budget plan last Friday — joins CT Pulse to discuss her vote. She talks about what she hopes will happen next, if Gov. Dannel Malloy vetoes the budget.

Later in the show, we speak with Uri Clinton, Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel, MGM Resorts International about the MGM Bridgeport proposal. Clinton discusses what the state would need to do for the plan to go forward and responds to criticism directed at the casino development. 

Watch the show below:


MGM officials noted that the casino would be New York-facing, providing access to the New York City market of 8.5 million people, as well as Fairfield and Westchester counties.  MGM Bridgeport would include 2,000 slot machines, 160 table games, a 700-seat theater, 300-room hotel, retail and dining options, in an attractive, scenic location, creating a new tourism destination for Connecticut.

CT Pulse, hosted by Kate Czaplinski, airs Wednesdays at 12:30. Pulse focuses on state politics and news of the week.