At 1 p.m., the halfway point of voting, turnout at Black Rock School was tracking well ahead of the rest of the city where Democratic City Councilors Sue Brannelly and Steven Stafstrom face a major test from Republicans Rick Torres and Phil Blagys in the 130th District that also includes a portion of the West […]
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November 5th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, National Politics
October 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
New release from Governor Malloy: (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement calling on Congress to pass a resolution that includes compensation for the cost of unemployment benefits to furloughed workers, as well as for the costs incurred by the state Department of Labor for administering Unemployment Insurance program.
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October 2nd, 2013 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events
What are you making of this so-called federal shutdown? It’s having early impact on the poor in Bridgeport. Charlie Tisdale, executive director of the anti-poverty agency Advancement for Bridgeport Community Development that was forced to shut down 13 Head Start programs serving more than 300 city children, tells the CT Post: “We should be closing […]
July 31st, 2013 · 3 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
From U.S. Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy: WASHINGTON—Tomorrow, U.S. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) will announce the Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2013, which will require the United States Supreme Court to adopt a code of ethics for Supreme Court Justices. Unlike every […]
May 21st, 2013 · 9 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
Trying to better understand folks existing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy this week is surviving on a food stamp budget of $4.80 per day or $1.60 per meal that is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Food Stamp Program’s average monthly benefit is $143.89 per Connecticut family member.
February 21st, 2013 · 28 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
On a day Vice President Joe Biden visited Connecticut to discuss gun control, Governor Dan Malloy “outlined a plan for common sense gun violence prevention that I believe can serve as critical first steps in our efforts to make Connecticut safer.” Frustrated by the pace of gun control proposals in the state legislature, Malloy says […]
February 20th, 2013 · 11 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Mayor Bill Finch will join Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra to introduce Vice President Joe Biden at a conference on gun violence to be held on Thursday at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.