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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Absentee Ballot Flood Continues, Supervised Balloting Ordered For East Side Highrise

August 1st, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

More than 1300 absentee ballots (and counting) have been mailed by the Town Clerk’s Office for the August 12 Democratic primary featuring two races for State Senate and two for State House. Ironically, the State House district receiving the most absentee ballot action doesn’t have a primary. The absentee ballot traffic there is driven by […]

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“End Sticker Shock”–Moore Supports Creation Of Regional Authority To Stabilize Sewer Rates

July 31st, 2014 · 22 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Time to pass the peace poop. While officials in Bridgeport and Trumbull continue to battle over sewer fees, State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore is urging cooperation between the communities for approval of a regional water pollution control authority to “stabilize rates, protect the environment and create much-needed jobs.” Moore issued a statement Wednesday urging an […]

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Another Poll Shows Close Race Between Malloy And Foley

July 31st, 2014 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

A new poll by Vox Populi Polling shows a statistical dead heat between Governor Dan Malloy and Republican endorsed Tom Foley who faces an August 12 primary from State Senator John McKinney. Malloy and Foley squared off in a tight election in 2010.

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Hughes Supports Voter-Approved School Budget, Closing Conflicts of Interest On City Council

July 30th, 2014 · 32 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, State Politics

Democratic State Senate candidate Scott Hughes, challenging freshman incumbent Andres Ayala in an August 12 primary, proposes a voter-approved budget for the Board of Education as well as support for enforcing the City Charter prohibiting city employees serving on the City Council. Ayala has opposed state legislation to close a loophole in state law to […]

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McWalker: Eliminate Income Taxes For Middle Class Families

July 30th, 2014 · 36 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Promising to eliminate “income taxes for middle class families” the Republican gubernatorial primary team John McKinney and David Walker has released their latest joint commercial that also promises to shrink state government.

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Working Families Party Endorses Malloy–Backlash From Former WFP Supporters? Pelto: Politics Before Policy

July 29th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Lindsay Farrell, executive director of the Connecticut Working Families Party, issued an eblast to supporters on Tuesday announcing the endorsement of Governor Dan Malloy for another four years. Malloy’s name will appear on the Democratic and WFP lines in the general election. In Bridgeport, former school board member Maria Pereira broke from the WFP several […]

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Homestretch To Primary Tuesday, $400K In Public Funds For City Races

July 29th, 2014 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Two weeks until the August 12 Tsunami Tuesday with loads of primary action out there involving Democrats locally and Republicans statewide. This is one of those cycles with implications that could extend into next year’s mayoral election.

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