So how’s the Connecticut Post doing these days? If you happen to run into Mayor Bill Finch and ask him about the Connecticut Post don’t be surprised if the mayor bellows a few prehistoric noises. So it goes between mayor who questions the work of journalists who question his work. Things are a little prickly between […]
Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'
December 19th, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events
December 19th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council
City budget hawk John Marshall Lee Monday night questioned the use of City Council stipends in his address to the legislative body. What’s appropriate use? Should stipend funds designed to reimburse councilors for expenses incurred in performance of duties be allowed for charitable giving? And how about loading stipend info for public review on the […]
Tags: John Marshall Lee
December 16th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council
Nearly halfway through the budget year and the city is still trying to achieve the $2 million in employee concessions the City Council plugged into the budget in an effort to reduce Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed tax increase. Reluctant unionized employees say they’ve already given back plenty for previous budgets. Mayoral staffers say they’ve taken […]
December 14th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
February’s blizzard of complaints about city snow removal was about as high as the mountain of white left by nemesis Nemo. This weekend’s snowfall is not expected to come anywhere close to that of the record haul in February but considering the fallout from Nemo it’s always good to check in. Let us know if […]
December 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
An anti-corruption group www.represent.us dumped a briefcase full of phony money on Congressman Jim Himes to illustrate a loot-for-legislation mentality in Congress. Check out the video.
Tags: Jim Himes
December 11th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
State Rep. Jack Hennessy says he will once again submit conflict-of-interest legislation in the 2014 General Assembly intended to close a loophole in state law that presumably allows city employees to serve on the City Council in defiance of the City Charter, a bill that was killed with the aid of State Senator Anthony Musto […]
December 10th, 2013 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Seniors love to vote. In this day and age relative to schmoozing voters with birthday wishes that would be 60 and up. Hey, Mayor Bill Finch is just a few years from turning 60 years young. Maybe he’ll send himself a card. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more.