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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

The Political Balancing Act Of Housing Undocumented Immigrant Children

July 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch says we’ll accommodate the kids if we have space and the feds foot the bill, a spokesman for New Haven Mayor Toni Harp proclaims we’re not stepping up to undermine Governor Dan Malloy, but now even Malloy is trying to find a political safe haven–after saying no–to address shelter for undocumented immigrants […]

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Primary Fever Heats Up In The City

July 22nd, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Three weeks left until the Tsunami Tuesday August 12 Democratic primary and absentee ballots are now available. What would a city election be without the magical world of AB-racadabra (Gotta reach out and grab ya). So who ya supporting?

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What’s In A Name? Finch: Rename Harding Barack Obama High School

July 21st, 2014 · 90 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Informal poll. What did Shakespeare write? “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet,” or something like that. Should the new school to replace Harding High be named after President Obama? So says Mayor Bill Finch. The mayor hopes construction to replace Harding will begin this year on property owned by […]

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Dough Alert! Ernie Newton Supporter Kneads State Elections Complaint Against Baker

July 20th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Don’t ya just love election season in the Park City? Charlie Coviello, supporter of Democratic-endorsed Ernie Newton opposed by Andre Baker in an August 12 Democratic primary, has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission claiming Baker “expended funds … and held a fundraiser …” before the State House candidate formed a committee […]

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Walker Channels Reagan, Years As Nation’s Top Auditor In First Campaign Commercial

July 15th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, has launched his first television commercial as a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in partnership with gubernatorial candidate John McKinney, highlighting his years in the Reagan White House, as the nation’s top auditor and efforts to reduce spending. Walker’s in an August 12 primary against GOP […]

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What’s In Your Wallet? Examining Wage Inequality In Bridgeport Area–What Will Himes And Debicella Do?

July 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut’s most populous city has pockets of poverty smack up against suburban affluence. A strikingly high level of wage inequality exists throughout the United States, with Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District ranking fifth for income inequality, according to a Bloomberg survey that examined census data to determine the level of economic equality in each of 435 […]

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Malloy’s First Campaign Commercial: Steady Under Stressful Times

July 14th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When you have $6.5 million in campaign funds to saturate the state and you face a difficult reelection in November, the only sensible thing to do is start spending it … based on what polling data tells you. Governor Dan Malloy has taken to the airwaves in a $254,562 one-week advertising splash to insert a […]

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