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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Ganim Fundraiser Rakes In Roughly $150K

March 24th, 2017 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

It was like old times again Thursday night for Mayor Joe Ganim and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. A full house of more than 300 in the ballroom of Testo’s Restaurant hauled in an estimated $150,000 for the mayor’s 2019 reelection campaign. Why wait for the last minute?

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Stafstrom: Moving Cities Forward Requires ‘We Before Me’

March 24th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport State Rep. Steve Stafstrom writes in a commentary that “we must partner together, standing united as cities and suburban towns to help our cities thrive as the sustainable regional job creators and economic drivers we need them to be.”

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‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless’ Bus Tour Protest, The ‘Port To Greenwich

March 23rd, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From the Working Families Party BRIDGEPORT & GREENWICH–On Saturday, March 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Working Families Organization and tax justice advocates will call on Governor Malloy and state legislators to stop protecting the state’s billionaire financiers, who drain Connecticut’s economy by paying almost 20% lower tax rates than ordinary taxpayers with little return […]

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Ganim Mines Opposition Money In Fundraising Push

March 13th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Political operatives of Mayor Joe Ganim in a push to maximize moolah for his big ticket March 23rd fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant are mining campaign donations from his 2015 opponents.

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Ganim: State Must Invest In Urban Schools

March 2nd, 2017 · 12 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

In written testimony submitted Tuesday to the state legislature’s Education Committee, Mayor Joe Ganim declares “I must tell each of you that for a city like Bridgeport that has suffered decades of massive under-funding of our public schools to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, sitting in that courtroom last September and listening […]

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Malloy Wants To Uncork Price Regulations On Spirits

February 20th, 2017 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Opposed by the state liquor lobby in the past, Governor Dan Malloy has proposed a bill to lift liquor pricing regulations that prevents retailers from setting “the prices of the products that they put on the shelves in their own stores …” If we had a law that forced stores to sell bread for a […]

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Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]

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Senator Moore: Fight For $15

February 16th, 2017 · 7 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From State Senator Marilyn Moore: State Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) testified in support of two bills that will substantially improve the quality of life for people earning minimum wage in Connecticut.

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