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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Ganim Runs From Trump

August 16th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The number of politicians, business leaders, elected officials, members of Congress including now Republicans distancing from Donald Trump is down the street, around the corner into the next county. Count Mayor Joe Ganim among them, after snuggling up for a play at infrastructure dough following Trump’s election. State Senator Marilyn Moore, whose name is often floated […]

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Bourbon And Banter, Three Whiskey Patriots Discuss Media Double Standards

August 15th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Media, News and Events, State Politics

Hmmm. Maybe it’s time for OIB to gin up a video discussion series featuring Sapphire. Three Whiskey Patriots, Connecticut Republican State Chair J.R. Romano, “outrageous” Silent Partner Marketing founder Kyle Reyes and former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie wax about media double standards over whiskey. Check out the video. Cheers!

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Stafstrom, Frustrated By Doomsayers, Highlights State Progress

August 11th, 2017 · 14 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

In an eblast to contituents, State Rep. Steve Stafstrom declares he’s “frustrated with the Connecticut doomsayers … as if they are rooting for Connecticut to fail.” He sees a more optimistic outlook.

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Harp Backs Ganim’s Clean-money Lawsuit

August 9th, 2017 · 21 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp supports Mayor Joe Ganim’s effort to participate in the public-financing system for his 2018 run for governor. The State Elections Enforcement Commission ruled against Ganim’s inclusion for Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns based on his 2003 public corruption conviction. Ganim, who is challenging it in federal court, […]

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Why The State’s A Hot Fiscal Mess (Cities Too)–Retirement Benefits

August 7th, 2017 · 9 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Wanna sobering appraisal of the broken state budget? Go to CT Mirror reporter Keith Phaneuf who’s marinated in state finances a long time. It’s instructive because unfunded pension liability also impacts municipal finances. This issue emerges center stage as a major talking point for gubernatorial candidates in the 2018 election already underway. Decades in the making […]

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Seeking Public Campaign Cash For Governor Run, Ganim Suing State Watchdog Group

August 2nd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

A lobbyist convicted of bribing a state official would not be permanently prohibited from receiving public campaign funds, nor a convicted murderer, according to a lawsuit expected to be filed this week in federal district court on behalf of Mayor Joe Ganim who’s seeking relief from a state ruling that blocks his participation in Connecticut’s […]

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Joe, Mario Schmooze New Haven Pols On Harp Night

July 26th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Tuesday night’s Democratic convention in New Haven where Mayor Toni Harp was endorsed by acclamation was mellow compared to Bridgeport’s mercurial affair the night before. One night in Bridgeport for Mayor Joe Ganim and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, the next night in New Haven working the crowd at Harp’s preconvention dinner. The mayor and Mario are […]

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Ganim: State Budget Crisis Hurts City

July 26th, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

The state budget situation is a mess. The inability of Hartford lawmakers to pass a budget has impacted cities and towns across the state leading to local cutbacks.

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