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Public Safety and Security Committee to Vote Today on Casino Bill.

The Public Safety and Security Committee meets today at noon today to decide whether to risk hundreds of millions of dollars in slot machine revenue by authorizing Connecticut’s first state licensed casino.

Here’s the agenda. Two casino bills provide bookends for the twenty bills the committee will consider today. Both are expected to receive favorable reports–legislative language for moving out of committee to their next stop in the complex process of how a bill becomes law–or doesn’t.

The proposal to authorize the two tribes that operate casinos under the federal Indian Gaming Act is expected to be defeated during this session of the legislature after weeks more of talk, advertisements, warnings, and recriminations.