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Entries from May 25th, 2017

Hennessy Pushes Gender Pay Equity

February 15th, 2017 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

In Connecticut, median annual pay for a woman who holds a full-time, year-’round job is $50,706 while median annual pay for a man who holds a full-time, year-’round job is $60,385, asserts State Rep. Jack Hennessy. The General Assembly’s Labor Committee will conduct a public hearing on Thursday regarding pay equity in the workforce.

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Kohut: Himes Should Declare His District A Sanctuary

February 15th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment

All this talk about sanctuary cities has Bridgeport policy wonk Jeff Kohut thinking about a broader approach. He writes, “If Congressman Jim Himes (a vocal critic of Trump Administration immigration policy) and the Democratic political apparatus of the Fourth District is serious about resisting injustices threatened against benign immigrants by the Trump Administration, then the […]

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Step Right Up! Former BarFest Ringmaster Mark Lauretti Running For Governor

February 15th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

With deep roots in Bridgeport and a strong story to tell about a mega grand list that has kept taxes down, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti says he will formally announce his candidacy for governor next month joining a potentially large Republican field for the 2018 gubernatorial cycle. Lauretti was elected mayor in 1991, the same […]

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Black History Month Events

February 15th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events

From the mayor’s office: The City of Bridgeport is hosting two events dedicated to the history, culture and contributions African Americans have made for Black History Month. The festivities begin Tomorrow, February 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. with ‘Faith, Unity and Peace.’ The celebrations continue on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with A Hip Hop Expression […]

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