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Entries from July 18th, 2017

Malloy Promises To Ease Mandates On Communities, Will City Benefit?

January 31st, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

The current session of the General Assembly is expected to experience a number of twists and turns as municipal leaders seek passage of new local revenue sources rather than totally reliant on property taxes as well as funding from a slashing state government. Governor Dan Malloy will issue his budget address next week that he […]

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Senator Gomes: Trump Is A Racist

January 31st, 2017 · 40 Comments · News and Events

In March of 1860 Abraham Lincoln appeared in what is now known as McLevy Hall with the temerity, fortitude and force of will to appeal to the greater sense of people in the face of incredible odds, ignorance and fear. About one year after his appearance there he’d receive the oath of office as president […]

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What A Mess, Acting Attorney General Yates Tells Trump To Stick It, Trump Fires Her

January 30th, 2017 · 9 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

We don’t often do this on OIB, stray from pure local news, but in light of the international implications of Donald Trump’s executive order that will impact Bridgeport as well, we present this story from The New York Times: President Trump fired his acting attorney general on Monday after she defiantly refused to defend his […]

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Pricey Public Safety Consultant Chapman Also Had Difficulty Controlling Overtime As Chief

January 30th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement

Mayor Joe Ganim’s public safety consultant Wilbur Chapman, hired at $120,000 per year to reel in police overtime, had trouble doing that very thing when he was Bridgeport police chief even though he had 100 more sworn officers at his deployment disposal, according to a review of overtime statistics and staffing levels provided by multiple […]

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Murphy: Trump Will Get Americans Killed

January 30th, 2017 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

News release from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy: U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, unveiled legislation on Monday to block President Trump’s harmful restriction on refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim-majority nations in the Middle East. Specifically, the bill would withhold any funding […]

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Rally To Protest Trump Order

January 30th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release from human rights organizations: Join us on Monday, 5-7 p.m., January 30th at the McLevy Green park (Downtown) for a vigil of resistance and reflection at the heels of the Trump actions against our communities!

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Pereira Wants State Complaint Hearings Delayed Until Lawyer Issue Resolved

January 29th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education

Declaring “since when do one’s political enemies get to select one’s legal representation,” Board of Education member Maria Pereira has asked the executive director of the State Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to postpone procedural complaints alleging age and race discrimination against her until “the matter of my legal representation is resolved.”

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Attorney General George Jepsen, Trump Antidote

January 29th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events

From Daniela Altimari, Hartford Courant: George Jepsen, Connecticut’s low-key attorney general, is emerging as a leading player in the burgeoning, blue state resistance to the Trump agenda.

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