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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Gomes Tours UB With Foster

April 18th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

State Senator Ed Gomes on Friday toured the University of Bridgeport with Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of University Relations, who’s expected to enter the race for mayor. Foster supported Gomes in the special election that returned him to the Senate. Could an official endorsement from Gomes soon follow? News release from Gomes:

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Malloy Ribs Crowded Mayoral Field

April 17th, 2015 · 51 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy visited Bridgeport Thursday to address business and government officials on his transportation agenda, but with a nod to political priorities got right to the point in the Holiday Inn Downtown: “There’s a little stiffness in the room so I just want to get this out of the way. Everyone who is not […]

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OIB Poll: Will Turnout Be Higher With Finch, Ganim And Foster?

April 16th, 2015 · 21 Comments · City Politics

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If It’s Drama You Like, Pull Up A Seat To Bridgeport’s Mayoral Race

April 15th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This mayoral cycle has the makings of the best soap opera on the planet. There’s the drama of Joe Ganim exploring a comeback, Bill Finch pursuing a historic third four-year term, and the expected entry of University of Bridgeport executive Mary-Jane Foster, Finch’s 2011 primary opponent, who has experienced her share of drama from her […]

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Ganim To Council: Cut Taxes For Weary Homeowners

April 15th, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, exploring a comeback for his old job, has issued his take on Mayor Bill Finch’s no-tax-hike budget proposal to the City Council. In comments to the budget and legislative body, Ganim writes, “The new City Budget should reduce the mil rate and taxes to help weary Bridgeport homeowners.” Ganim letter:

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Will Anti-Corruption Bill Be Salvaged?

April 14th, 2015 · 16 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

What started out as the “Joe Ganim bill” and then went through a series of revisions proposing to bar some felons from running for public office could be doomed for this session of the General Assembly. Bogged down in acrimony, the Judiciary Committee failed to act on more than 40 bills before a Monday deadline […]

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Ganim’s First Big Fundraising Test

April 13th, 2015 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Are you coughing up $375 for former Mayor Joe Ganim’s first fundraiser? That’s the max that can be contributed to his exploratory committee in what is expected to segue into a full blown candidate committee in search of the job he occupied from November 1991 to April 2003.

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Spending Hawks Take Notice–Mayor’s Budget Proposal Now Available For Your Reading Pleasure

April 10th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed $532 million budget is now accessible on line on the city’s website broken down into segments including a summary and timetable of the spending-plan approval by the City Council for the year starting July 1. See here. Full budget page here. The mayor’s budget proposes no tax increase as he seeks […]

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