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Entries from July 21st, 2017

Moore Opposes City Slots, Extreme Fighting Approved

June 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Led by State Senator Marilyn Moore’s opposition, a sweetener bill to add slots into state parimutuel facilities including one in Bridgeport is apparently dead, replaced by a demand by urban legislators to back mixed-martial arts in exchange for approving a third state casino in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of Connecticut’s tribal nations. MMA […]

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Legislative Tension Rises Over Police Misconduct Bill

June 6th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: A debate Monday over the police use of force laid bare partisan, racial and geographic divisions in the Connecticut House, where black and Puerto Rican Democrats united behind a bill whose very title, An Act Concerning Police Misconduct, was branded an insult to law enforcement by the House Republican leader.

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Young Bloods–Brown, Langan Announce West Side City Council Run

June 6th, 2017 · 105 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Democratic Town Committee member Marcus Brown and middle school teacher Kyle Langan announced on Monday they are teaming up to run for City Council in the West Side 132nd District. Incumbent councilman John Olson has announced he’ll not seek reelection. The other incumbent in the district is Evette Brantley.

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A City Budget, A State Budget Unfinished, So Many Questions

June 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, State Politics

Hartford is a complete maddening mess in the final days of the legislative session that looks like a special session will be required to pass a state budget. It was one of several topics that citizen budget scrutineer John Marshall Lee addressed to the City Council Monday night. I know that State grants to cities […]

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Offers You Can’t Refuse, Come See Me

June 6th, 2017 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Hang out with me, three appearances this week: Tuesday, 6:30pm Prospect Public Library, 17 Center Street, Prospect, CT for discussion about my book Connecticut Characters, Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State; Wednesday, 5:30 to 7pm Trattoria ‘A Vucchella, 272 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, for 10th anniversary celebration of Only In Bridgeport, first cocktail on OIB plus […]

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