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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Kevin Can’t Wait, Fires Up Portal To View State Employee Salaries

December 7th, 2016 · 2 Comments · State Politics

It’s your loot and Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo is making it easier to learn how and where it’s spent and what state employees are earning. On Tuesday he launched Open Payroll see here that highlights real time payroll information about state employees as well as a portal of top earners and agency costs.

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Examine Tuesday’s Election Results

November 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Secretary of the State’s website is now loaded with statistics from Tuesday’s presidential election, see here. For readers who enjoy keeping score–always nice to examine who ran ahead of others for bragging rights–we’ve shared some numbers below, but some comparisons are difficult due to neighborhood demographic differences. The best comparisons are citywide or […]

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How Does President-Elect Trump Sound?

November 9th, 2016 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A schizophrenic presidential election has come to a close with some national surprises at the polls. Hillary Clinton is leading in the national popular vote, but now President-elect Donald Trump performed strong in traditionally Democratic rust belt states responding to his populist economic message to eclipse the 270 electoral votes required to win the presidency. Clinton […]

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Two Moore Years For Marilyn

November 8th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Senator Marilyn Moore riding huge pluralities in Bridgeport has won another two-year term defeating Republican Elaine Hammers in the split city-suburban 22nd Senatorial District, according to unofficial returns.

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How Many Times Have You Voted? Larger Turnout In City

November 8th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On a beautiful day, Bridgeport turnout at the midway point of voting was running ahead of the last presidential cycle four years ago when 52 percent of registered electors voted. Many voters waited in line for an hour to cast a ballot. Others report the line was so long they left to return during off-peak […]

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‘It’s Nuts’–Absentee Ballot Requests Flood Town Clerk’s Office

November 2nd, 2016 · 8 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

While the Registrar’s Office has signed up thousands of new voters this kooky presidential cycle, the Town Clerk’s Office is processing a blizzard of absentee ballot requests prompting one office worker to declare, “It’s nuts.”

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Shaban: Where’s Jim? Himes: Right Here, The Vote Play In B’port

November 2nd, 2016 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Standing in front of the ballpark at Harbor Yard, Republican Congressional candidate John Shaban asserts that incumbent Democrat Jim Himes is striking out when it comes to showing up in Bridgeport to debate. In the video Shaban declares “Even if Jim won’t be here, I’ll be here.” A spokesman for Himes declares his boss has […]

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Online Voter Registration Swamps Election Workers

October 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

City election officials have registered thousands of voters in this presidential cycle led by the new online registration available at the Connecticut Secretary of the State website. See here. “To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the […]

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