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Entries from September 21st, 2017

Battle Lines–Herbst Campaign Files Election Complaint, Walker: No Merit

July 3rd, 2017 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Don’t expect Republicans Tim Herbst and David Walker to share a beer any time soon. The gubernatorial campaign of Trumbull First Selectman Herbst asserts Bridgeport resident Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, is violating state campaign finance law by making representations of a declared candidacy for governor under the guise of an exploratory committee.

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Rejecting Lobbyist Loot, Mattei Raises Dough With A Reformer’s Touch

July 3rd, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

So far this is a wide-open gubernatorial election cycle for 2018. An open seat, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman not clearly signaling her intentions, a slew of candidates, committed or through exploratory, raising money to leverage millions in public dollars. It provides room for a sleeper. On the Democratic side it may be Chris Mattei, a […]

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City In Bondage

July 3rd, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council

City fiscal observer John Marshall Lee addressed the City Council Monday night on the subjects of pensions, bonding and overtime. Tonight on your agenda is an item, #105-16 to refer to committee, an idea from Joe Ganim’s “playbook” that has had very little discussion.

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Ganim Orders Freeze On Spending And Hiring

July 3rd, 2017 · 3 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

News release from mayor’s office: Mayor Joe Ganim today announced that the city and his administration are anticipating that the Governor’s Interim Budget Proposal will fall short up to $27 million dollars in municipal funds for the City of Bridgeport. In wake of the uncertainty of financial funding from the state, the city will proceed […]

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