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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Moore-Led Law Protects Consumers From ‘Abusive’ WPCA Collections

May 10th, 2018 · 38 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A new state law shepherded by Senator Marilyn Moore authorizes the Bridgeport City Council to lower the interest rate imposed by collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority that has come under criticism for abusive collection action. The law passed on the last day of the legislative session on Wednesday. It now goes to […]

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Deecken, GOP State Senate Candidate, Decries Tribal Gaming Monopoly Against Bridgeport’s Interests

May 10th, 2018 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Gaming monopolies are bad for taxpayers. It’s impossible for taxpayers to get the best deal without a competitive process showing all the financial cards. That’s the message from Richard Deecken, Republican candidate for State Senate in Connecticut’s 22nd District challenging incumbent Democrat Marilyn Moore. Deecken issued a response to the State Senate not taking up […]

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Shakedown: State Party Directs Dem Candidates To Pay For Convention Costs

May 9th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Neil Vigdor, Hartford Courant: A Sunday memo obtained by The Courant estimated the convention’s overall cost at $120,000 and directed each gubernatorial candidate to pay his or her $6,500 share by May 14.

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Wait ‘Til Next Year, No Senate Gaming Vote For Casino Destination

May 9th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

With time running out in the state legislative session and support for passage in question, a vote for an open, competitive process for a commercial casino will not take place in the State Senate. Representatives of MGM say their proposal for a $675 million waterfront destination in Bridgeport will return for the next session in […]

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Endorsements For Walker For Governor

May 8th, 2018 · 23 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident Dave Walker, Republican candidate for governor, released a new set of endorsements on Tuesday. From the Walker campaign: In the final days before the convention Professional Problem Solver Dave Walker continued to build momentum and support for his candidacy. Today, Walker announced ten more endorsements of Connecticut leaders ready to save the state. […]

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Key Endorsements For Chris Mattei, Attorney General Candidate

May 8th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Inching closer to respective party conventions for statewide offices, endorsements are lining up including key Dem party leaders on behalf of Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei, candidate for attorney general.

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As Dem Convention Approaches, Ganim Pitches Delegates

May 7th, 2018 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

On May 19 about 2,000 delegates to the Democratic state party convention will gather in Hartford to endorse candidates for statewide office. Mayor Joe Ganim needs 15 percent of that support to place his name on the August primary ballot for governor. Going in, Greenwich entrepreneur Ned Lamont and former Connecticut Secretary of the State […]

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If You Itch To Switch Party Affiliation For Primary

May 7th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From CT Secretary of the State Denise Merrill: Enrolled party members have only seven days left to transfer enrollment from one party to another in order to cast a ballot in their “new” party’s statewide primary, Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said today.

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