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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Herbst Rolls Out Early Endorsements For Governor

September 11th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, who’s not seeking reelection to another two-year term in favor of  pursuing the 2018 Republican nomination for governor, released a list of early endorsements from current and former municipal leaders from around the state.

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Lembo Exits Race For Governor, Seeks Reelection As Comptroller

August 31st, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From the Hartford Courant: With (Kevin) Lembo exiting the race, attention turned to Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who has yet to announce her re-election plans. Lembo had said on multiple occasions that he would bow out of the race if Wyman chose to enter.

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Assessing Ringmasters, Ringleaders

August 29th, 2017 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

For 70 years it’s been a gentlemen’s club, save for one insurgent Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem (class of 1986), the late publisher of the Bridgeport Post and Telegram, but the annual announcement of the Barnum Festival ringmaster still brings out the old timers, business leaders, government influencers and politically ambitious. The other day at the introduction […]

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Stafstrom: Sales Tax Increase Better Than Raising Property Taxes

August 26th, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

In an email to constituents a few days ago, State Rep. Steve Stafstrom shares his take on a House Democrats proposed spending package … “a slight uptick in the sales tax is much more palatable than shortchanging our city and schools the funding they need to operate, or risk the city attempting to make up […]

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Bass Hooks Ganim For Interview, ‘The Dangers Of Politics …They’re Watching You’–Ganim: They Should

August 24th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Why go back into politics where the feds could be watching you? OIB friend Paul Bass, editor of the New Haven Independent and host of Dateline New Haven on the affiliate radio station WNHH, interviewed Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday covering numerous topics including his comeback, running for governor, public financing of campaigns and sanctuary […]

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Ganim, John Gomes Crow At Red Rooster Fundraiser

August 18th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Did your checkbook crow at the Red Rooster Thursday night? Deputy Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes hosted Mayor Joe Ganim’s latest fundraiser for governor at Gomes’ Red Rooster deli. See video above that appears on Ganim’s campaign Facebook page.

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Ganim Runs From Trump

August 16th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The number of politicians, business leaders, elected officials, members of Congress including now Republicans distancing from Donald Trump is down the street, around the corner into the next county. Count Mayor Joe Ganim among them, after snuggling up for a play at infrastructure dough following Trump’s election. State Senator Marilyn Moore, whose name is often floated […]

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Bourbon And Banter, Three Whiskey Patriots Discuss Media Double Standards

August 15th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Media, News and Events, State Politics

Hmmm. Maybe it’s time for OIB to gin up a video discussion series featuring Sapphire. Three Whiskey Patriots, Connecticut Republican State Chair J.R. Romano, “outrageous” Silent Partner Marketing founder Kyle Reyes and former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie wax about media double standards over whiskey. Check out the video. Cheers!

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