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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

WPLR’s Chaz&AJ Dish On Connecticut Characters–Trump, Rowland, Ganim, Linda Blair

April 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Always remarkable moments appearing live in studio with WPLR’s Chaz&AJ, the highest-rated radio show in Connecticut. We talked Donald Trump, Joe Ganim, John Rowland, even Linda Blair’s bladder. What, you haven’t read about that yet in my new book Connecticut Characters? What are you waiting for? The boys even hit the delay button for something […]

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Trump’s Wall? Money For Seven Miles

April 16th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Story by T. Christian Miller of ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom. During the campaign, President Donald Trump promised to build a wall across the southern border some 1,000 miles long. The number of miles the president currently has money for: seven.

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Malloy A Lame Duck? Or Free Bird?

April 15th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If he completes his second term, Dan Malloy will be governor until January 2019. His announcement not to seek a third term has set off an ambitious scramble for coveted state constitutional offices in 2018. Dozens of contenders will now emerge for a variety of offices as pols seek to qualify for the state’s public financing […]

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Your Chance To Review Proposed City Budget Prior To Public Hearing

April 14th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

It’s a big document that’s now available for public review. The first public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, 6 p.m. in City Council chambers, Mayor Joe Ganim’s $542 million spending plan for the budget year starting July 1 can be absorbed here. Grab a cup of joe, it’s 365 pages, or cherry pick the departments of interest. […]

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Malloy Won’t Seek Third Term, Here Come The Candidates

April 13th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Dogged by state finances and poor approval ratings, Democratic Governor Dan Malloy announced on Thursday he will not seek another four-year term in 2018. This announcement will trigger a series of decisions by would-be candidates for statewide office be it governor or other constitutional positions such as comptroller and lieutenant governor.

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Moore And Gomes Support A Third State Casino In East Windsor

April 13th, 2017 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport State Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes assert if there’s going to be a third casino operation in Connecticut it should be managed by the state’s two tribal nations that have selected a site in East Windsor to counter the $1 billion Springfield, Mass. gaming facility owned by MGM Resorts.

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Hartford Courant Says No To Public Campaign Funds Underwriting Ganim’s Ambition

April 12th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Joe Ganim persuaded enough Bridgeport voters to take him back in 2015. Now he’s reaching for a higher bar, convincing Connecticut voters to give him a look as he ponders a statewide run in 2018. Part of that process is meeting with editorial boards of newspapers such as the Hartford Courant.

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City Welcomes 26 Police Recruits

April 11th, 2017 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

On the 2015 campaign trail, Joe Ganim promised to hire 100 new police officers for a department thinned out by retirements and departures to other communities. On Monday Ganim welcomed 26 new police recruits bringing him closer to his goal when they hit the streets following nine months of combined training between the police academy […]

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