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Walker: City Needs Financial Control Board To Restructure Finances

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker was a featured speaker at a meeting of The Movement a new coalition offering a public forum to potential mayoral candidates. Walker shares some of the points he touched in his presentation last night. [Read more →]

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Nappier And Herbst In Spirited Contest

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The most spirited statewide race to watch outside of governor is the state treasurer contest between Democratic incumbent Denise Nappier and Republican challenger Tim Herbst, the first selectman of Trumbull. The video above shows the testiness between the candidates after the debate. The video that follows is the debate on the Connecticut NBC affiliate that featured some crackling exchanges. [Read more →]

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Rain Check Barack Tickets To Central High School

October 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From CT Democratic Party, for previous ticket holders to Barack Obama visit:

Thank you for returning your ticket to the cancelled rally with Connecticut Democrats and President Obama. Starting tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9:00 AM, you can come in and pick up your new ticket to Sunday’s rescheduled event at one of these two locations:

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State House Candidates Address Blight, Government Reform And Taxes

October 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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A few weeks ago South End activist and demographics guru Andrew Martinez conducted an online survey that received more than 80 responses with approximately 35 being South End residents. Based on responses from South End residents, Martinez identified three priority areas: Blight, Governance (transparency, conflicts of interest) and Taxes. The candidates running for the 130th State House seat, Democratic incumbent Ezequiel Santiago, Peace and Progress candidate Joel Gonzalez and Republican David Goodman were asked to respond to these priority areas. [Read more →]

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Merrill Doesn’t Ditch Mitch For Failing To Disclose Convictions

October 30th, 2014 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

South End District Leader Mitch Robles has been given a pass from the office of Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill for not disclosing felony drug convictions on his application renewal as a notary public. From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant:

Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office allowed Mitchell Robles, a longtime district leader on Bridgeport’s Democratic Town Committee, to keep his privileges as a notary public in 2011 despite failing to list felony drug convictions, as required, on his original 1988 application and four renewal applications.

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Special Probation For Harding Coach

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments · News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:

Harding High School boys’ basketball coach Charles Clemons Jr., accused of leaving his 4-year-old son home alone, was granted special probation following a hearing this morning.

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Election Day Hotline For Voting Problems

October 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Joint news release:

In an effort to ensure that the November 4, 2014 elections are administered fairly in every city and town in Connecticut, Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Michael J. Brandi, Executive Director of the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, Denise Merrill, Connecticut Secretary of the State, and Kevin T. Kane, Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney, today announced that a telephone hotline will be available for use by anyone who witnesses or experiences voting irregularities on Election Day.

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