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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Ganim’s Second-Chance Connecticut Challenge–Work Horse Or Show Horse?

April 26th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Joe Ganim returned to office in 2015 on a second-chance message that he hopes resonates on the gubernatorial campaign trial among urban voters across Connecticut. On Wednesday he spoke at the first re-entry reform day at the state capitol with several references to “Hartford mayor” Luke Bronin who recently dropped out of the race for […]

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The Quest For Primary Ballot –Will SuBy And Ganim Delegate Dance At Democratic Convention?

April 25th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim has two ways to qualify for the August 14 Democratic primary for governor: 15 percent delegate support at the May party convention, or fanning out political operatives across the state for a labor-intensive petition drive. If there’s any doubt in advance of the convention about delegate support you start the signature process […]

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Ganim’s Blight Czar Receives Pay Raise

April 25th, 2018 · 14 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Tom Coble, a seasoned political campaigner and key bridge for Mayor Joe Ganim’s urban coalition for governor, has received a pay bump in his municipal role cleaning up blighted properties. Coble has shadowed Ganim at numerous campaign events as the mayor seeks alliances to petition his way onto the Democratic primary ballot in August.

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Ganim Calls For Legalized Sports Betting

April 24th, 2018 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to issue a decision soon on legalized sports betting, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday released a statement calling on the General Assembly to pass like-minded legislation in anticipation of federal approval.

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Sock It To Me–Dem Candidates For Governor Square Off

April 23rd, 2018 · 20 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Guns, gaming, schools, public financing, tolls, leadership qualities and socks were among the subjects addressed Sunday night at a debate by the Democratic candidates for governor in New Haven, the city that brings the most–about 100–delegates to the state party convention on May 19. Bridgeport is number two in that category. The candidates, as part of […]

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Ganim: Require Holocaust, Genocide Studies

April 20th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

In a commentary that first appeared in the New Haven Independent, Mayor Joe Ganim, a Democratic candidate for governor, proposes the required teaching of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In August of 1939, just a week before launching an all-out invasion of Poland, Adolf Hitler reiterated his orders to Nazi military commanders to “send to the […]

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Mattei And Moore Roundtable On Foreclosures To Be Rescheduled

April 19th, 2018 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

News advisory from Attorney General candidate Chris Mattei. Update from campaign: “Due to additional interest from impacted families who would like to share their stories, we are postponing (Friday’s) meeting about the WPCA to allow more voices to participate in the conversation. We will have an update shortly on the new date, time, and location.”

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Rev. Stallworth Back In The Ganim Fold–Assisting With Minority Police Recruitment

April 17th, 2018 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, an early Joe Ganim appointee who left city service about a year ago after a falling-out with the mayor, has returned as a consultant to the Civil Service Office with the task of recruiting minority candidates for an upcoming police test. He’ll be paid $2,500 for the next month with a […]

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