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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Andres Ayala’s Mountain Of Absentee Ballots

July 25th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Is there a book in the Bridgeport Public Library to school City Librarian Scott Hughes in the craft of absentee ballots? Quick Scott, take that book out. On Wednesday stretched-thin workers in the Town Clerk’s Office mailed out roughly 850 absentee ballots. And, with less than three weeks until the August 12 Democratic primary, they’re […]

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Lauretti Backs Walker

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments · State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker has been endorsed for lieutenant governor in the August 12 Republican primary by Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti. Walker is running in partnership with Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney who’s challenging party endorsed Tom Foley. Walker faces party-endorsed Penny Bacchiochi and Heather Bond Somers. From the Walker campaign:

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Hughes, Ayala, Baker, Davidson Qualify For Public Cash

July 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

With less than three weeks until the August 12 Democratic primary, four candidates for legislative office received word Wednesday afternoon they have qualified for public funds. State Senate candidate Scott Hughes and State House candidates incumbent Christina Ayala, Teresa Davidson and Andre Baker will receive public grants under the state’s Citizens Election Program.

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The Political Balancing Act Of Housing Undocumented Immigrant Children

July 23rd, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch says we’ll accommodate the kids if we have space and the feds foot the bill, a spokesman for New Haven Mayor Toni Harp proclaims we’re not stepping up to undermine Governor Dan Malloy, but now even Malloy is trying to find a political safe haven–after saying no–to address shelter for undocumented immigrants […]

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Primary Fever Heats Up In The City

July 22nd, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Three weeks left until the Tsunami Tuesday August 12 Democratic primary and absentee ballots are now available. What would a city election be without the magical world of AB-racadabra (Gotta reach out and grab ya). So who ya supporting?

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Diverse Voices Step Up For Moore

July 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

From State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore: Community leaders, activists, educators and government reformers have stepped up to support Marilyn Moore for State Senate, declaring constituents in Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe deserve an elected representative in touch with their concerns addressing regional cooperation, creating jobs, wage fairness, economic opportunity and protecting public schools and children.

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Newton: The People’s Champ, Not Politicians’ Chump

July 20th, 2014 · 12 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant: When former Sen. Ernie Newton campaigned door-to-door recently here in his hometown, not a single person asked about the federal prison term he served on felony charges in a political corruption scandal.

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