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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Malloy Wants To Uncork Price Regulations On Spirits

February 20th, 2017 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Opposed by the state liquor lobby in the past, Governor Dan Malloy has proposed a bill to lift liquor pricing regulations that prevents retailers from setting “the prices of the products that they put on the shelves in their own stores …” If we had a law that forced stores to sell bread for a […]

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Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]

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Senator Moore: Fight For $15

February 16th, 2017 · 7 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From State Senator Marilyn Moore: State Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) testified in support of two bills that will substantially improve the quality of life for people earning minimum wage in Connecticut.

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Hennessy Pushes Gender Pay Equity

February 15th, 2017 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

In Connecticut, median annual pay for a woman who holds a full-time, year-’round job is $50,706 while median annual pay for a man who holds a full-time, year-’round job is $60,385, asserts State Rep. Jack Hennessy. The General Assembly’s Labor Committee will conduct a public hearing on Thursday regarding pay equity in the workforce.

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Step Right Up! Former BarFest Ringmaster Mark Lauretti Running For Governor

February 15th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

With deep roots in Bridgeport and a strong story to tell about a mega grand list that has kept taxes down, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti says he will formally announce his candidacy for governor next month joining a potentially large Republican field for the 2018 gubernatorial cycle. Lauretti was elected mayor in 1991, the same […]

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Ganim Discusses State Budget, State Of City And Future

February 11th, 2017 · 16 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

WFSB 3 Connecticut UPDATE: Mayor Joe Ganim appeared on WFSB’s Channel 3 Face The State hosted by Dennis House on Sunday Morning. Ganim discussed Governor Dan Malloy’s budget proposal, city progress and his political aspirations. Video of interview attached.

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Bridgeport’s Progress Key To Ganim’s Statewide Future

January 25th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, State Politics

This is a big political year for Mayor Joe Ganim in more ways than one. He needs budget stability in his second full year back in office after a challenging first year fiscally. He also must show progress to political leaders around the state as he positions for a potential statewide run in 2018. That […]

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Mayors Await–Will Malloy Put Words Into Action?

January 10th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

If Governor Dan Malloy runs for a third term in 2018, can he win? If he runs, he must make a whole lot of mayors happy and they make him happy in return. Otherwise, it’s sayonara. Unless, of course, the Republicans put up another flaccid candidate such as Tom Foley.

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