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Prior To Fundraiser, Ganim Proposes Public Financing Of Municipal Campaigns, “Money Should Not Buy Elections”

August 7th, 2015 · 29 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Asserting “special interests have dominated Bridgeport for too long,” former Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday proposed an ordinance calling for the adoption of public financing of municipal elections modeled after a pilot program in New Haven approved by the state. See details of New Haven’s Democracy Fund here.

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Malloy Endorses Finch, ‘A Person We Can Trust’

July 28th, 2015 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Calling Mayor Bill Finch “A person we can trust,” Governor Dan Malloy Tuesday afternoon endorsed him for a third, four-year term at the Black Horse Garage where the governor also announced a state grant to expand the workshop of the luxury car restorer in the East End, a pivotal battle ground area where former mayor […]

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Hennessy Endorses Foster, ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’–Trashes Machine

July 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Contending “a machine runs Bridgeport, not the people,” State Rep. Jack Hennessy who represents the city’s North End has endorsed Mary-Jane Foster for mayor.

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Kohut: Vote Out Status Quo

June 17th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, National Politics, State Politics

Whether local, state or federal elected officials, policy wonk Jeff Kohut, a 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, says Bridgeport’s interests have not been served well by any of them. Kohut commentary: When Bridgeporters contemplate the mass shooting of nine people (resulting in the death of an innocent man) in a Bridgeport neighborhood very early in […]

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Morning Joe: I Love Connecticut, Not The Taxes

June 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

WFSB 3 Connecticut MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough loves living in Connecticut. He’s just not crazy about the taxes. From his morning perch he has railed against state taxes that could drive corporate giants such as GE out of Connecticut. More from Face the State host Dennis House:

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Malloy Endorses Hillary, Balks At Endorsement For Finch

June 8th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

WFSB 3 Connecticut Although he has attended a fundraiser for Mayor Bill Finch, Governor Dan Malloy stopped short, for now, of endorsing him for a third four-year term before the expected Democratic primary that could include both former Mayor Joe Ganim and Finch’s 2011 primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster whom the governor described as a friend. […]

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Government Reform Bill Dies In State House, Killed By Union Leadership

June 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The bizarre ending to the General Assembly left some legislative casualties such as the Bridgeport government reform bill, Governor Dan Malloy’s Second Chance initiative and body cameras required for municipal police officers. Looks like the legislature is headed for a special session to address the latter two issues. The reform bill must wait until next […]

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GE May Bail Out After Another Tax Hit, Malloy: Let’s Talk, Looney: Take A Hike

June 4th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Following another major tax hike approved by the General Assembly, General Electric’s chief executive officer notified Connecticut employees “I have assembled an exploratory team to look into the company’s options to relocate corporate HQ to another state with a more pro-business environment.” The response from the top Democrat in the Senate, Martin Looney: Who cares.

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