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Entries from June 19th, 2018

Malloy Signs Legislation Banning Bump Stocks

May 31st, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events

News release from Governor Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed into law legislation that bans bump stocks and other enhancements that increase the rate of fire for semiautomatic weapons, including trigger cranks, binary trigger systems, and other modifications. The Governor proposed the ban earlier this year.

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Ganim Campaign Nears 20K Petition Signatures For Primary Push Against Lamont

May 31st, 2018 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s campaign for governor announced on Wednesday it has amassed nearly 20,000 signatures in the quest to receive 15,458 verified Hancocks from Connecticut Democrats to qualify for an August primary against party-endorsed Ned Lamont. Why the cushion?

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Once Again, School Board Battle Erupts, This Time Over Cancelled Meeting

May 30th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

A Board of Education meeting that was cancelled has three board members w–o showed up Tuesday anyway–crying foul on a night the district was to consider an “update on budget gap” as well as naming of a new high school to replace Harding with community support at the called-off meeting speaking to maintain the name. Agenda […]

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Comparing Bridgeport And Westport, Suburbs Spend More Than Cities

May 30th, 2018 · 13 Comments · News and Events

Connecticut suburbs, per person, spend more than cities. That’s the conclusion of an article by CT Mirror reporters Keith Phaneuf and Clarice Silber. In an examination of wealth inequality, the story declares … “when municipal spending is examined on a per capita basis, it’s Connecticut’s suburbs–and particularly those in Fairfield County–that lead the way in […]

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In ‘Port, As AP Shadows, Underdog Ganim Draws Greenwich Contrast

May 29th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Associated Press reporter Susan Haigh shadowed Mayor Joe Ganim’s hunt for signatures in the Hollow, as he tries to petition onto the August primary ballot to face Democratic-endorsed Greenwich millionaire Ned Lamont in a gubernatorial primary. Dozens of Ganim operatives are canvassing Connecticut cities for signatures from Democratic voters. June 12 is the signature deadline […]

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MGM Acquires Yonkers Casino, Bridgeport Still In Play

May 29th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Despite purchasing the Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York, officials of MGM, which has proposed a $675 million waterfront destination in Bridgeport, assert the “supply hasn’t changed” for the Fairfield County market, adding “We continue to believe that with its proximity to the New York City MSA and its excellent existing infrastructure, Bridgeport provides […]

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Turner, Vermont Push Primary Against Bradley In Open State Senate Seat

May 29th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Lots of pols scouring various districts to secure sufficient petition signatures to forge an August 14 primary, among them Democrats Aaron Turner and Carolyn Vermont seeking a challenge of party endorsed Dennis Bradley for the 23rd Senate District seat of a retiring Ed Gomes. Turner and Vermont can start that process Tuesday (today), according to […]

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OIB Poll: Should Ganim Primary Or Support Lamont?

May 26th, 2018 · 24 Comments · State Politics

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