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Entries from September 19th, 2018

In Fundraising Push, Ganim Hauls $500K For Governor

April 3rd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

His fundraising ability was underestimated during his 2015 mayoral comeback. His fundraising prowess has been once again questioned as he now runs for governor. But Mayor Joe Ganim reports that he has raised roughly $525,000 so far in his gubernatorial bid, an average of roughly $100,000 a month since his formal entry into the race. […]

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Former State Judge Howard T. Owens Jr.–’A Friend In Good Days And Bad’

April 3rd, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Howard T. Owens Jr., the lovable eccentric whose endearing gait patrolled the corridors of the Connecticut State Capitol, several state court houses and left a mark on city politics for decades died early Tuesday morning. He was 83.

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Malloy Should Broker A Deal Between MGM And Tribes For Jobs And State Revenue

April 3rd, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

When plagued by one of the worst approval ratings in the country, budgets drowning in red ink, major companies fleeing the state and a flaccid jobs-creating legacy as governor, there is a way to go out the door on a higher note–bring stalemated parties together in the cause of creating thousands of jobs and stimulating […]

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Ganim Budget: No Tax Increase–Delegates Approved For Mayor’s Run For Governor

April 3rd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday submitted a $561 million budget proposal to the City Council that calls for no tax increase for a second straight year. When it comes to city budgets, the devil’s in the details. It will be reviewed by the Budget & Appropriations Committee for action over the next six weeks or […]

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Meet Carolyn Vermont, State Senate Candidate

April 3rd, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Senate seat of a retiring Ed Gomes is among the hottest legislative races this election cycle. The presumed Democratic primary in August features school board member Dennis Bradley who lost a 2016 primary to Gomes, Gomes’ former legislative aide Aaron Turner and Carolyn Vermont, former local NAACP leader. Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District covers […]

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The Meaning Of Second Chances?

April 3rd, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

City fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee, in an address to the City Council Monday night, wonders if Mayor Joe Ganim has made the most out of a second chance opportunity. This morning we awakened to a late spring season snow storm. And by this evening most of the evidence from Mother Nature has disappeared courtesy […]

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