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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Public Hearing For Conflict Of Interest Bill Before State Legislature

February 27th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Library, News and Events, State Politics

State Representative Jack Hennessy is inviting all Bridgeport residents to speak on the Conflict of Interest House Bill #5886 that impacts Bridgeport and the state. The public hearing will take place Monday, March 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor meeting hall in the Bridgeport Public Library, 925 Broad Street, Downtown.

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Gomes, Stafstrom Support Government Reform Bill

February 26th, 2015 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

As Ed Gomes and Steve Stafstrom prepare to enter the Connecticut legislature in mid session, fresh off special election wins, supporters of a government reform bill have picked up two allies in the ongoing effort to enforce the City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council.

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Merrill: ‘Enough Is Enough’–Wants Registrars Unelected

February 25th, 2015 · 25 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut’s chief elections official Denise Merrill, who’s elected by the people, is proposing to do away with elected registrars in favor of one serving that role as an appointed official. In a news release, Merrill says “Connecticut is the only state in the country that leaves election administration to two partisan locally elected officials.” From […]

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Crickets And Cold Early At Polling Places, Afternoon Turnout Uptick

February 24th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Baby it’s cold outside, and it’s showing at the polls. About halfway into the special election voting day, turnout was cricket city. Turnout, however, kicked up in the afternoon at several city polling places. Barring a second-half surge in the day, the State Senate battle citywide will remain in single-digits percentage turnout. The one area […]

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Where’s Tahiti When You Need It? You Voting In An Igloo For Special Elections?

February 24th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When polls opened Tuesday morning for the special elections for State House and State Senate, the temperature was record-breaking low. Do not despair, temps will rise into the balmy low 20s, according to weather reports. The average high in Bridgeport this time of year is 41 degrees. The record high? 60, set in 2012. How […]

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Why State Senate Candidate Ricky DeJesus’ Tax Delinquency Swelled

February 23rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senate candidate Ricky DeJesus owes the city roughly $140,000 in personal property taxes. He also owed a whole bunch more in real estate taxes sold off in tax lien sales. In this story CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart explains why the city did not go after him for collection of back personal property taxes. […]

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Campaign Operatives Gear Up For Tuesday’s Special Elections–Predictions?

February 21st, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Here we go, the weekend before Tuesday’s special elections for State Senate and State House. The various camps have segued to get-out-the-vote mode.

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