Bridgeport lawmakers deliver testimony in favor of creating a competitive bidding process for casino expansion

March 16, 2018

The Bridgeport state legislative delegation spoke in a powerful show of unity on March 15 in support of permitting an open, competitive process to expand casino gaming into Bridgeport and bring 7,000 new jobs to the Park City.

State Sens. Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes, and state Reps. Steve Stafstrom, Ezequiel Santiago, Andre Baker, Charles Stallworth, Christopher Rosario and Jack Hennessy, testified together during a public hearing of the General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee in support of House Bill 5305, which would create an open, competitive bidding process for new casino expansion in Connecticut. 

“If Connecticut is going to expand casino gaming, we need to make sure we get the best deal and only an open competition can guarantee that,” said Stafstrom, D-Bridgeport. “The prospect of thousands of jobs for our community and tens of millions of dollars in new tax revenue cannot be ignored. I am proud to stand united with my delegation colleagues in support of the prospect of more development and growth for our city and the entire Bridgeport region.” 

Press Release: Stafstrom testifies in favor of casino expansion with Bridgeport legislative delegation