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Entries from October 19th, 2018

Dragging Out Voters In Town Committee Wars, Flexing ABs In The Rock

March 6th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Voters have been identified. Now it’s time to place last-minute calls, door knocks, lit drops and social media blasts. And oh, remind voters to send in their absentee ballot. Those could be pivotal. On Tuesday registered Democrats in 6 of 10 districts will decide the makeup of the 90-member Democratic Town Committee the next two […]

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Pastors Press City Council On Power Plant Jobs

March 6th, 2018 · 19 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The mostly minority crowd urged the council, which was holding its regular meeting, to look into allegations that PSEG Power LLC has reneged on promises to hire residents and local contractors to build its gas-fired power plant in the South End.

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City Touts Launch Of Microgrid Generator Downtown

March 6th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: Mayor Ganim and City officials today flipped the switch on a first-of-its-kind ‘microgrid’ generator that will supply cleaner energy to power City Hall, Police Headquarters, and the Eisenhower Senior Center. The microgrid project is a standalone power generation system providing uninterrupted, environmentally friendly and reliable power to all three facilities.

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Kohut: A Rigged Game, Political Oligarchy Controls State Gaming Monopoly

March 6th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport policy wonk Jeff Kohut writes in this commentary that monopolies are bad for taxpayers, specifically Connecticut’s monopoly with the state’s tribal nations that provides 25 percent of the slot take in exchange for exclusive gaming rights. It leaves a lot of money on the table. “The key,” writes Kohut, “is the establishment of a […]

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