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GOP Chair Slater Calls Out Bridgeport Legislators On Syrian Refugees

November 18th, 2015 · 129 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The municipal election cycle is over. Up next, the legislative election. Bridgeport Republican Town Chair John Slater isn’t wasting any time putting the city’s eight-member legislative delegation on the spot regarding their stance on Syrian refugees entering the state, an emotional issue that could find its way into state elections during a presidential year.

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Charter School Advocates Demand More Public Funds

November 11th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Ebony Dennis Barnes was among the Downtown speakers on Tuesday that filled Baldwin Plaza behind the state courthouse urging more public funds for charter schools that operate independently of traditional school districts. Governor Dan Malloy supports charter schools but with push back from state legislators and opponents who maintain charters swipe money from neighborhood schools. […]

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Ganim Builds City Unity, Hennessy: More Contact With Ganim In One Week Than Finch In Eight Years

November 10th, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor-elect Joe Ganim says it’s no longer us versus them, a point he made Monday in a series of meetings with Congressman Jim Himes, members of the city’s state legislative delegation and some members of the City Council focused on working together. In the coming days, according to a news release issued by Ganim, he […]

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Himes Visits Ganim Headquarters For Chat And Cooperative Reassurance

October 21st, 2015 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

The campaign headquarters of Joe Ganim was abuzz the other day when Congressman Jim Himes who had backed Bill Finch in the primary stopped in for a chat with the former mayor, now Democratic nominee. According to Ganim operatives, Himes and Ganim had a friendly conversation in his North End headquarters without a formal endorsement […]

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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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