In tonight’s news: third Indian Casino bill goes back to Legislature; Navy seeks tool to detect devastating mineral in concrete; President Trump urges Suffolk police to get tough; and, new New York law changes how accused are ID’d in a trial.
Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a change to the contract with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal leaders on Thursday that gives the Indians exclusive rights to a third casino.
During a ceremonial bill signing in the Capitol Malloy said the House and Senate will have to vote again on the deal, which will then be sent to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Malloy and tribal leaders expect for the new memorandum of understanding to be ratified within 45 days, allowing the joint venture to finally build a new $300-million casino in an attempt to compete with the billion-dollar "MGM Resorts gambling palace" scheduled to open …