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Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'

As State Financial Questions Linger, Council To Meet On Thursday For Override Of Budget

May 23rd, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Uncategorized

Hartford is a hot financial mess. Both in city proper and state legislative budget deliberations that decide the flow of dollars to Bridgeport. As a result, to buy time, Mayor Joe Ganim vetoed the no-tax-increase budget approved by the City Council. Now the council is scheduled to meet on Thursday to override the mayor to preserve […]

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Buying Time, Ganim Vetoes Budget

May 19th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

When was the last time a Bridgeport mayor vetoed the city budget waiting on the state to get its act together? That’s what Mayor Joe Ganim has done to buy time as the state legislature works its way toward a state budget negotiating an ocean of red ink. The budget year starts July 1.

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State Legislative Leaders Balk At Malloy’s Proposal To Cut Municipalities

May 12th, 2017 · 3 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

State legislative leaders are not crazy about Governor Dan Malloy’s proposal to slice $19 million to cities and towns, including $1.9 million due Bridgeport, to close a state budget deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30.

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Ouch! Malloy Slashes Bridgeport Slot Take

May 11th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy’s deficit-mitigation plan to the state legislature may cause more financial pain for municipalities for the budget year ending June 30, including slashing $1.9 million due Bridgeport from the tribal casino slot take. If it goes through it could cause belt tightening for the city to avoid a year-ending deficit with just seven […]

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Lighthouse Program Could Go Dark

May 10th, 2017 · 14 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Some 2,800 city children will be without a day camp program this summer unless a stalemate between the city and school board is resolved by Monday.

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City Council Unanimously Approves No-Tax-Increase Budget

May 9th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

In a nearly empty chambers, the 20-member City Council Monday night unanimously approved a nearly $542 million budget that reflected the modest budget committee changes to Mayor Joe Ganim’s spending plan that calls for no tax increase for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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Council Committee Approves Budget, No Tax Increase

May 6th, 2017 · 23 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee on Saturday essentially approved Mayor Joe Ganim’s proposed $542 million spending plan with some alterations including $3 million more for schools and cutting police overtime account by $1 million. Ganim has come under fierce criticism by education advocates for short changing the school budget.

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City Awaits, Holding Breath, As State’s Budget Calamity Plays Out

May 5th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Caution and concern fills the local budget process that relies heavily on funds from the state budget that’s one gigantic mess. What happens in Hartford influences the flow of dollars to Bridgeport’s municipal budget as the City Council prepares to vote on a spending plan next week proposed by Mayor Joe Ganim that calls for […]

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