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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Wyman On Ganim Versus Finch: Let’s Wait For Party Endorsement

May 11th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Western Mass News Appearing on Face the State hosted by Dennis House, Connecticut’s popular Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman took a pragmatic political position when asked about her support for Bridgeport mayor: let’s wait for the Democratic endorsed candidate.

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Musto Finds Trumbull Religion After Killing Bridgeport Conflict-Of-Interest Bill

April 30th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Anthony Musto’s hypocrisy is so thick you’d need a blowtorch to vaporize it. The former state senator who killed a government reform bill on behalf  of Bridgeport’s Democratic political establishment prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council to prevent conflicts of interests is now sanctimoniously speaking out about a Trumbull ethics issue as […]

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Will Anti-Corruption Bill Be Salvaged?

April 14th, 2015 · 16 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

What started out as the “Joe Ganim bill” and then went through a series of revisions proposing to bar some felons from running for public office could be doomed for this session of the General Assembly. Bogged down in acrimony, the Judiciary Committee failed to act on more than 40 bills before a Monday deadline […]

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Political Profiteers Prevail, Government Reform Bill Dies In Legislative Committee

March 27th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Eastern Connecticut State Senator Cathy Osten promised to kill a government reform bill on behalf of her union cronies and so far she has prevailed. The General Assembly’s Planning and Development Committee did not meet the deadline to vote on conflict-of-interest legislation to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter prohibiting city employee councilors. As a result […]

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What? Do-Not-Call List For Politicians!

March 23rd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Good grief, what’s this world coming to if not harassed by political phone calls? A bill in the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee proposes to establish a “do not call” list for political telephone calls and to increase regulation of the use of automated telephone solicitation technologies and automatic dialing-announcing devices for political telephone calls.”

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Walsh FOI Trolls Information Among Bill Killers Of Government Reform

March 13th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

How deep do tentacles run to kill a government reform bill? That’s what former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh wants to know in a freedom of information request to City Attorney Mark Anastasi whose dubious legal opinion allows city employees to serve on the City Council in defiance of the voter-approved City Charter.

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Bridgeport’s State Legislative Delegation Signs On Dotted Line For Reform Bill, Sans Chris Rosario

March 11th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Seven of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation have signed a letter in support of a government reform bill to enforce the voter-approved City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council to avoid conflicts of interest. The one holdout is freshman State Rep. Chris Rosario doing the bidding of the […]

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Q Poll: Malloy Approval Rating In A Hole, Voters Say Yes To Pot, Assisted Suicide, No More Casinos, No Tolls With Caveat

March 11th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

 From Wednesday’s Q Poll: Fresh from a bruising but victorious reelection battle, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has weak support from Democrats, women and young voters, leaving him with a negative 43 – 47 percent score, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

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