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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Roach Revenue–Ganim Urges Legalization Of Pot

April 9th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

When it comes to legalizing pot, Mayor Joe Ganim is in the weeds. The Democratic candidate for governor on Monday urged the General Assembly to pass a “comprehensive, smart approach to legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana in Connecticut.” Under current Connecticut law marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes and decriminalized for small possessions. It’s unclear […]

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Deecken Hopes To Serve State Senate District

April 9th, 2018 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A history and civics teacher at Bassick High School is challenging Democratic incumbent Marilyn Moore in Connecticut’s 22nd State Senate District that covers about one third of Bridgeport, all of Trumbull and a portion of Monroe. Republican Rich Deecken is a member and past chairman of the Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission. His website here.

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Labor Steps Up For Lamont

April 7th, 2018 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim’s to gain traction, assuming he makes the ballot for the presumed August primary for governor, he’ll likely need to stitch together a constituency that does not include organized labor, generally a force in statewide Democratic primaries. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Ned Lamont, the wealthy Greenwich businessman who electrified progressives with […]

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Walker Supports City Gaming Destination

April 6th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bridgeport resident David Walker says he supports a casino destination for Bridgeport. The former U.S. comptroller general joined eight other GOP candidates for governor at a forum in New Britain Wednesday night.

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In Fundraising Push, Ganim Hauls $500K For Governor

April 3rd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

His fundraising ability was underestimated during his 2015 mayoral comeback. His fundraising prowess has been once again questioned as he now runs for governor. But Mayor Joe Ganim reports that he has raised roughly $525,000 so far in his gubernatorial bid, an average of roughly $100,000 a month since his formal entry into the race. […]

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Ganim Budget: No Tax Increase–Delegates Approved For Mayor’s Run For Governor

April 3rd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday submitted a $561 million budget proposal to the City Council that calls for no tax increase for a second straight year. When it comes to city budgets, the devil’s in the details. It will be reviewed by the Budget & Appropriations Committee for action over the next six weeks or […]

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Meet Carolyn Vermont, State Senate Candidate

April 3rd, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Senate seat of a retiring Ed Gomes is among the hottest legislative races this election cycle. The presumed Democratic primary in August features school board member Dennis Bradley who lost a 2016 primary to Gomes, Gomes’ former legislative aide Aaron Turner and Carolyn Vermont, former local NAACP leader. Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District covers […]

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Pasta Primavera–Delegate Dish On Menu For Town Committee Members

April 2nd, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Testo’s Restaurant, the Democratic Town Committee will select delegates to respective party conventions for state constitutional offices, Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District and two state senate districts. The main event is delegate choices for governor at the May convention where Mayor Joe Ganim needs 15 percent support to win a ballot spot […]

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