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Connecticut senate stalls on smoking bill

2 May 2008

HARTFORD, Connecticut -- As reported by the Connecticut Day: "The state Senate had taken no action by Thursday evening on a bill extending the ban on indoor smoking to Connecticut's two tribal casinos.

"The bill, which had once seemed stalled, was revived from the foot of the Senate calendar Wednesday, to the displeasure of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, which own Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun, as well as many area legislators.

"Both tribes have insisted that they will negotiate on the possible extension of the existing ban to the casinos only if legislative efforts are abandoned.

"Also opposed to the legislation are most of the lawmakers from the southeastern Connecticut towns surrounding Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, who have urged leadership and Gov. M. Jodi Rell to negotiate a settlement on smoking, rather than pass a law they fear would poison relations with the tribal governments..."

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