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Civil, Gracious Tone In Moore-Hammers State Senate Forum

October 28th, 2016 · No Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Here’s a novel approach to this caustic presidential cycle: civility in a State Senate forum. Thursday night incumbent Democrat Marilyn Moore and her Republican challenger Elaine Hammers squared off in a forum (video above) at the North End Library hosted by the Connecticut AARP and Greater Bridgeport Latino Network addressing tolls, health care for seniors, […]

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Moore-Hammers State Senate Forum At North End Library

October 14th, 2016 · 7 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

AARP Connecticut and The Greater Bridgeport Latino Network will conduct a free candidate forum on Oct. 27 between Connecticut’s 22nd District State Senate seat candidates incumbent Democrat Marilyn Moore and Republican challenger Elaine Hammers at the Bridgeport Public Library North Branch, 3455 Madison Avenue. Registration, food and refreshments will take place from 5:45 to 6:15pm […]

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Shaban: Himes Needs Bridge Work

October 12th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics

Republican Congressional candidate John Shaban is on a mission to abridge Democratic incumbent Jim Himes as we hit the homestretch for the November 8 general election. As a challenger to Republican Chris Shays in 2008, Himes made his bones in Bridgeport barbecuing the incumbent on his failure to deliver the moolah for a replacement bridge […]

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November Ballot Lineup

October 11th, 2016 · No Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ballots have been printed for the Nov. 8 general election. The example above is for the 127th State House District that covers candidates for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative, State Senate, State House and Registrar of Voters.

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Hammers Supports Property Tax Cap, Financial Oversight Board For City

October 6th, 2016 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Republican State Senate candidate Elaine Hammers announced on Thursday if elected she will introduce legislation requiring municipalities to adhere to a property tax cap. She also announced her support for a financial oversight board for Bridgeport that has been raised by a number of residents of Black Rock who were hit hard by the July […]

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Moore-Hammers The Featured Race Among Legislative Races

October 4th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Five weeks from the general election with Hillary and The Donald the featured attraction in an historic race, but closer to home we have eight legislative races with Republicans mounting full slates against incumbent Democrats.

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State House Candidate Anthony Pizighelli: Holding City Job Creates Conflict

October 3rd, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Republican State House candidate Anthony Pizighelli asserts in an OIB commentary that Democratic incumbent Charlie Stallworth is serving two masters holding a city job and state elected position. State Representative Charles Stallworth of the 126th District accepted an appointment by Mayor Ganim as a senior adviser and director of community outreach and diversity. A very noble […]

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Jerry Springer Antics Soil School System

September 17th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut Post Editorial Page Editor Michael J. Daly weighs in on the Board of Education boycott, asserting in his upcoming Sunday column that now appears on line, “Well, I’d say to those boycotting board members, you don’t have the right to do that. You were elected to act, not stamp your feet.” An excerpt follows. […]

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