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Entries from February 15th, 2018

Calling All Candidates–Turn Cities Into Economic Drivers? State Has No Plan

January 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Connecticut has no plan to transform cities into regional economic drivers. The pols in charge say they do, but it’s fallacious spin. Cities should and must be economic drivers. When that occurs everyone benefits. The evidence of urban economics for the greater good is overwhelming. Every time a city befalls trouble in Connecticut be it […]

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When Carson Clashed With Borges–Life On A Financial Review Board

January 22nd, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

What’s government life like with a financial oversight board? Here’s a glimpse from my book Bow Tie Banker, a biography of David Carson, retired chief executive of People’s Bank. Carson had quite the exchange with then-State Treasurer Francisco Borges.

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Karaoke Kraziness

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · City Council, News and Events

Ah, you gotta love city pols doing this to raise money for Bridgeport art programs. Nice plug for OIB. From our friends at CT Capitol Report: Ladies and gentlemen, your Bridgeport state representatives and city council president.

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