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Your Chance To Squawk About The City Budget

April 24th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Civil Service, Education, News and Events

Home stretch time for City Council action on Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed city budget. See proposed spending plan here. See meeting schedule here that includes tonight’s public hearing on the Board of Education budget, 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

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State Legislators Urge More City Funds For Schools

April 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

The battle for more bucks is on. Tuesday, 6 pm in City Council chambers education advocates will beseech the City Council to appropriate more dollars for the Board of Education. In advance of the public hearing, the city’s eight-member state legislative delegation that lobbies additional state dough is urging Mayor Joe Ganim and the council […]

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Crickets: One Is The Loneliest Number At Budget Public Hearing

April 20th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

So, a grand total of one–yes, one–spoke Thursday night at the public hearing on the general budget in City Council chambers. And that one person was Bassick High School teacher Annie McDermott who delivered a passionate plea to improve conditions at the physically challenged high school. Annie was encouraged to return next week for the […]

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Library Dollars Shape City Budget

April 16th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Voter-approved library funding is now at the center of the city trying to hold the line on taxes. More from CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart:

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Public Hearing Schedule For Mayor’s Proposed Budget

April 14th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

A public hearing on Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed budget will take place Thursday 6 p.m. in City Council chambers before the Budget and Appropriations Committee. See full budget schedule and timeline here. The proposed spending plan calls for no tax increase.

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City Receives Car Tax Reimbursement Money From State

April 11th, 2018 · 3 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 News release from city’s legislative delegation: The city of Bridgeport is slated to receive $3.1 million in supplemental car tax reimbursement money after the Bridgeport legislative delegation fought to secure the release of the funds from the state Office of Policy and Management.

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Proposed Budget Available On City Website

April 6th, 2018 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed budget to the City Council is now available on the city website. See here. The spending plan, that calls for no tax increase, also includes the timeline for approval and setting of mil rate in June.

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Ganim Budget: No Tax Increase–Delegates Approved For Mayor’s Run For Governor

April 3rd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday submitted a $561 million budget proposal to the City Council that calls for no tax increase for a second straight year. When it comes to city budgets, the devil’s in the details. It will be reviewed by the Budget & Appropriations Committee for action over the next six weeks or […]

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