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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Couch Politics, Will Dr. Ford’s Diagnosis Of East End Town Committee Fight Hold Up? Game On

January 23rd, 2018 · 69 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

East End District Leader Ralph Ford’s psychology background comes in handy toiling in the schizophrenic world of city politics. The good doctor has negotiated his share of patients to study in active practice or civic engagement. On March 6th Ford will have neighborhood activists knocking on his door, and they won’t necessarily be patients. He’s facing […]

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Calling All Candidates–Turn Cities Into Economic Drivers? State Has No Plan

January 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Connecticut has no plan to transform cities into regional economic drivers. The pols in charge say they do, but it’s fallacious spin. Cities should and must be economic drivers. When that occurs everyone benefits. The evidence of urban economics for the greater good is overwhelming. Every time a city befalls trouble in Connecticut be it […]

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Barr The Door, A Piranha Political War In Upper East Side

January 21st, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

This battle will definitely bare teeth and, perhaps, lose a few. School board member and 138th Democratic District Leader Maria Pereira, the self-styled piranha of city politics, who upset the political establishment in a town committee battle two years ago, is waging district war against some of the people she ran with in 2016. You […]

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Kohut Chalkboards Governor’s Race, It’s Ganim Versus Walker–Fire Up Tent And Tickets!

January 19th, 2018 · 37 Comments · State Politics

Jeff Kohut, Bridgeport’s studious political nerd, offers this prediction for the November gubernatorial election, a battle between Bridgeport residents Joe Ganim and David Walker. As Kohut points out, “P.T. Barnum would have put it all under a tent and sold tickets.”

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Paging All Ned-heads, Lamont $15 Minimum Wage If Governor

January 17th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He stunned Joe Lieberman in a 2006 primary riding an anti-war message, lost to him in a general election, lost big in a 2010 primary for governor, and now Ned Lamont is back with a progressive’s touch promising a $15 an hour minimum wage in a slick video (see above) if elected governor. With Lamont […]

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Town Committee Showdown Brewing In The Rock

January 16th, 2018 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Town Committee slates for March 6th district primaries are taking shape with a neighborhood coalition in Black Rock and the West End challenging veteran committee members led by long-time 130th District Leader Danny Roach. Among the challenge slate is Donna Curran, a former Republican, who won a seat on the City Council in 2005.

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Strap In For Stormy Political Season

January 15th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

2018 is shaping up as an extraordinary election cycle featuring two Bridgeport candidates for governor, Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim and Republican David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, in a wild field on both sides of the political spectrum. This is also a state legislative year as candidates position ahead of May endorsement sessions followed […]

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Council Members Urge Ganim To Reimburse City For Campaign-Related Security

January 13th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

About half the City Council, and the number appears to be rising, want Mayor Joe Ganim’s campaign for governor to reimburse the city for police security when he’s on the stump. Ganim has reimbursed the city for mileage. Why not for police detail? Why would Ganim need police outside of the city? What’s wrong with […]

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