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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Dems Break From Leadership To Support Republican Budget, Malloy Vows Veto, Stafstrom: GOP Plan ‘Very Bad’ For Bridgeport

September 17th, 2017 · 28 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Three Democrats in the State Senate and then five in the State House crossed the aisle to pass a Republican budget early Saturday morning that Governor Dan Malloy says he’ll veto which will force another round of discussions to approve a spending plan tardy since July 1.

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Protesting Income Inequality From Bridgeport To Greenwich

September 17th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

In advance of the weekend state budget vote, a Connecticut Working Families Party-led caravan of tax justice demonstrators protested Bruce McGuire’s Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, “the foremost group lobbying against closing the egregious Carried Interest Tax Loophole, outside their fancy yacht club gathering,” according to the WFP. City Council candidate from the East End Wanda Simmons, […]

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Bridgeport Officials: Don’t Screw State’s Largest City When Bailing Out Hartford

September 15th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

In an excruciatingly tight–and tardy–state budget season with municipalities across the state facing major cuts, the financially hemorrhaging city of Hartford is poised for a major bailout with oversight strings attached to overt bankruptcy as well as $115 in capital funding over two years for the XL Center. Mayor Joe Ganim and the city’s legislative […]

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Wishful Thinking? State Republicans Dub Ganim Dem Frontrunner For Governor

September 11th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Why would state Republicans fear Little Joe? Could it deliver a fundraising bonanza for the state GOP? A Facebook post on the Connecticut Republican Party page declares “The Connecticut Democratic Party has a new frontrunner: Joe Ganim 2018.”

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Herbst Rolls Out Early Endorsements For Governor

September 11th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, who’s not seeking reelection to another two-year term in favor of  pursuing the 2018 Republican nomination for governor, released a list of early endorsements from current and former municipal leaders from around the state.

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Lembo Exits Race For Governor, Seeks Reelection As Comptroller

August 31st, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From the Hartford Courant: With (Kevin) Lembo exiting the race, attention turned to Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who has yet to announce her re-election plans. Lembo had said on multiple occasions that he would bow out of the race if Wyman chose to enter.

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Assessing Ringmasters, Ringleaders

August 29th, 2017 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

For 70 years it’s been a gentlemen’s club, save for one insurgent Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem (class of 1986), the late publisher of the Bridgeport Post and Telegram, but the annual announcement of the Barnum Festival ringmaster still brings out the old timers, business leaders, government influencers and politically ambitious. The other day at the introduction […]

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Stafstrom: Sales Tax Increase Better Than Raising Property Taxes

August 26th, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

In an email to constituents a few days ago, State Rep. Steve Stafstrom shares his take on a House Democrats proposed spending package … “a slight uptick in the sales tax is much more palatable than shortchanging our city and schools the funding they need to operate, or risk the city attempting to make up […]

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