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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Senator Moore Fumes Over Ganim’s Trump Schmooze

January 18th, 2017 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

State Senator Marilyn Moore who was reelected overwhelmingly in 2016 without the support of Mayor Joe Ganim declared Tuesday night that Ganim cozying up to Donald Trump means he has “turned his ear and back on the people that elected him.”

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Need More Info? Ask For It

January 18th, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee Tuesday night addressed the City Council with a focus on Police Department spending. From Lee: This is the second meeting of the year and the fourth of the session that began in December. One year ago information was leaking out of City Hall about the dire financial situation in […]

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Calling All Candidates, Election Calendar Set

January 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has released the 2017 election calendar that governs candidate eligibility for the September 12 primary and November 7 general election. The calendar covers key dates for ballot access, filing deadlines, party endorsements  and issuance of absentee ballots. See calendar here.

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City Council Resolution Calls For Residency Reporting For Elected Officials

January 14th, 2017 · 13 Comments · City Council, News and Events

The agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting includes a resolution presented by three council members for a “proposed request regarding Residency Reporting for all Municipal Elected Officials, as well as Board and Commission Members.” The measure will be referred to the Ordinance Committee.

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Malloy Highlights Pension Reform, Spending Cuts And Education Fairness

January 4th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Facing a projected $1.5 billion state budget deficit with expected financial aid cuts to municipalities, Governor Dan Malloy on Wednesday delivered his State of the State address before a joint session of the Connecticut General Assembly. The governor will present his budget proposal to the legislature next month.

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Can Keeley Build Organized Opposition In City Council Cycle?

January 2nd, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

UPDATE: Keeley did not speak Tuesday night. Tuesday’s City Council meeting could be among the shortest in history, with little business to discuss, see agenda here. Mischievous former State Rep. Bob Keeley is listed on the public speaking portion to address “Renaming/defining the City.” Keeley served in the State House for more than two decades […]

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2017 Key Year For City Council, School Board And Ganim

December 28th, 2016 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

Who says the off-cycle 2017 election season will be a yawner? We posed this question four years ago–the last municipal off-season campaign year–and it was a screamer. All endorsed Democrats for City Council and Board of Education were flamed in primaries, part of it electors’ disgust for the political establishment. What’s on tap come new […]

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Examining The Library Board’s Independence, Positive Or Negative?

December 27th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Council, Library, News and Events

Does the Library Board operate with too much autonomy? Or does the independence free it prudently from political intrusion?

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