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Cathy Osten

Representing Columbia, Franklin, Hebron, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Marlborough, Montville, Norwich & Sprague

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Statement of Senator Osten on Tribes’ Announcement


Statement of state Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) on the announcement today by the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes that they will reopen portions of their tribal reservations beginning June 1:

“I’m in full support of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes preparing their facilities to reopen soon to the public. They are keeping uppermost in their plans the health of their families, their employees and their guests. In the past week, more than 100 casinos have reopened all across America -- from California to New York, Washington to Florida, in North Carolina, Louisiana, Arizona and Idaho. Connecticut is no different. And we need these facilities open. We know that these two casinos and their hotels and restaurants and shops and employees contribute billions of dollars to Connecticut’s economy, and they provide jobs for thousands and thousands of people all across the state. As other Connecticut businesses begin to emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown, so will the Mohegans and Mashantucket Pequots. It’s time.”

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