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Moore, Gomes Tout Car Tax Break

July 24th, 2015 · 11 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

News release from State Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes: At a press conference today at Bridgeport’s We Transport Inc., State Senators Ed Gomes (D-Bridgeport) and Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) announced that Park City businesses and middle-class families can expect to see millions of dollars in car tax relief in 2016. Bridgeport senators were joined by […]

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Foster Outlines 50-Day Plan As Mayor

July 11th, 2015 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

What will a Mary-Jane Foster administration look like if she’s elected mayor? The Democratic candidate on Friday issued a plan for her first 50 days in office: ● The first thing I will do is have an independent audit conducted of the City’s budget ● I will meet with each department in City Hall to […]

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Tracking State Aid To Bridgeport

July 6th, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, News and Events

If you’ve ever wanted to know a breakdown in the money Connecticut’s most populous city receives from the state, here’s your chance courtesy of CT Mirror based on the new state budget.

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Ganim: Finch Hiding Tax Hit, Finch Spokesperson: Ganim Dishonest

June 19th, 2015 · 47 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim accuses Mayor Bill Finch of concealing a “ticking tax hike” by not disclosing information from a revaluation of city property that was delayed last year. The revaluation company that conducted the initial work is now undergoing the exercise again for the budget year starting July 1, 2016. Ganim has issued a […]

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Revaluation Redo On Council Agenda, Torres Wants Timely Information

June 15th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Last year the Connecticut General Assembly and Governor Dan Malloy, at the urging of Mayor Bill Finch, delayed implementation of state-mandated revaluation of taxable property that extended into this election year. Vision Government Solutions, the company that was paid more than $300,000 for the delayed service but must now update the property information, is on […]

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Ganim Trashes Tax Deal, Finch Campaign Hits Back

June 4th, 2015 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

As the City Council considers a revised tax incentive package for a developer it initially rejected, former Mayor Joe Ganim is calling on the legislative body to torpedo the latest proposed abatement for the East Side Housing development of JHM Financial Group, asserting “It is a slap in the face to Bridgeport taxpayers for Mayor […]

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Lee: Bridgeport Needs Watchdogs

June 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

When citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee barks, do City Council members listen? Certainly not to Lee’s satisfaction, according to his latest talking points Monday night to the legislative body. Would some council members like to muzzle him? Lee himself is weighing a run for City Council. Do you remember hearing statements that start with […]

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Lee: Where’s The Trend Line On Job Creation?

May 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee raises a series of questions about job creation in the city. Lee commentary: What’s worrying City residents at this time? Taxes? Education? Jobs?

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