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Sen. Tony Hwang (left) and former Connecticut Congressman Robert Steele (right), author of The Curse: Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town testified on March 9 against proposals to expand gambling in Connecticut.

Hwang urges public to join him in ‘David vs. Goliath’ fight

Sen. Tony Hwang on March 9 said that if legislation to expand gambling in Connecticut passes, a casino somewhere in Fairfield County could one day be reality.

Members of The Coalition Against Casino Expansion in Connecticut gathered for a Jan. 24 press conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Michele Mudrick of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ, Sen. Tony Hwang, Dwight Dean of Windsor Locks Congregational Church, Rev. Jan Gregory-Charpentier of the First Congregational Church of Westbrook, Peter Wolfgang of the Family Institute of Connecticut, Former Congressman Robert Steele (at podium), Sami Abdul Aziz of the Islamic consulting firm Common Ground Service, The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell of Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford.

Sen. Hwang, 12-member coalition vow to fight CT casino expansion

Sen. Tony Hwang on Jan. 24 joined with a newly formed, non-partisan, 12-group alliance to oppose the legalization of off-reservation commercial casino gambling in Connecticut.

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