Baltimore County

George Jepsen

Gambling bills in limbo as session adjournment nears

With the clock running out on Connecticut's legislative session, it's unclear which bills, if any, that could lead to more gambling will make it to the finish line before lawmakers hit the campaign trail.

It's also fuzzy whether the General Assembly will agree to instead spend money on an independent study of the issue.

House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz this week said lawmakers "need to move forward with a comprehensive plan of what gambling looks like." But his comments came a day after the Appropriations Committee defeated a bill that would have funded an estimated $500,000 to $750,000 strategic plan for gambling expansion.

Meanwhile, lawmakers who want the...