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Attention Voters: Two State Questions On November Ballot

October 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

So often general election voters are handed a ballot and then eyes glaze over the befuddling questions before them with little advance explanation. Spoiler alert: the Nov. 6 ballot includes two questions pertaining to Connecticut’s Special Transportation Fund and the disposition of state property. For explanation on these questions see here.

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Moore’s Message: Take Nothing For Granted, Women’s Rights On The Line

October 14th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ned Lamont spent Saturday morning in Bridgeport schmoozing city ministers for support, rallying campaign canvassers to churn out a vote and heralding his friend Marilyn Moore’s return to the State Senate currently locked in an 18 tie among Democrats and Republicans with control of the upper chamber as well as an open seat for governor […]

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State Supreme Court Unanimously Tosses Newton Conviction On Campaign Finance Charges

October 12th, 2018 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

Ruling “it is reasonably possible that the jury was misled” about Ernie Newton’s intent, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday unanimously threw out his January 2015 conviction on campaign finance charges stemming from his 2012 run for State Senate. The justices ordered a new trial, but will state prosecutors pursue one? See Supreme Court decision […]

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Lauretti’s Political Lariat–Mayoral Run In Bridgeport?

October 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Is he bored? Just having fun? Yes, there’s a curious rumor afoot that Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, who has deep roots in Bridgeport, is noodling a run for Bridgeport mayor. While a popular Republican mayor of Shelton for the past 27 years, would Mayor Mark really move to Bridgeport against a 10 to 1 Democratic […]

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Any Mayoral Takers Against Ganim?

October 8th, 2018 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Need a java jolt for this election cycle? Four weeks to the general election featuring races for governor, General Assembly and federal offices. So far it’s been rather sleepy with the Supreme Court confirmation hearings gripping interest nationally. Still, there’s a lot on the line in Connecticut with an open seat for governor and the State […]

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Forget The Absentee Ballots, Here’s Your Chance, Pony Up $7,500 For Stefanowski

October 5th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bang the bongos. Toot the trumpets. Grind the guitars. The cash-strapped Bridgeport Republican Town Committee has donated $7,500 to the gubernatorial campaign of Bob Stefanowski tucked in a battle with Democratic standard bearer Ned Lamont. Bridgeport resident John Slater, vice chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party, issued a call to action in an eblast urging […]

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Working Families Party Endorses More Than 100 Candidates In Connecticut

September 24th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Working Families Party has endorsed a record 107 candidates for the November general election placing them on Row C including all six Democrats seeking statewide constitutional offices led by top-of-ticket Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz facing Republicans Bob Stefanowski and Joe Markley. The Connecticut Independent Party has emerged as a Republican antidote to […]

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As Moore Ponders Future, State Funds Flow To City

September 14th, 2018 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

State Senator Marilyn Moore, co-chair of the General Assembly’s Bonding Subcommittee, on Thursday announced the expected approval of nearly $15 million in state funds including dollars for the demolition of the Pleasure Beach Bridge, renovations to city-owned McLevy Hall and capping the closed landfill at Seaside Park. The State Bond Commission is scheduled to approve the […]

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