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‘Angry Prophet Of Mass Shootings’

February 16th, 2018 · 57 Comments · News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror:

Over the more than five years since Sandy Hook, the governor of Connecticut has acted as the Cassandra of gun control, the angry prophet destined to be ignored, at least in the ranks of the NRA and Congress. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy first warned America two days after 26 children and staff died in Sandy Hook School that mass shootings were coming to your schools, your children.

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Wheels Turn In Casino Positioning

February 15th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A public hearing regarding a request for proposals for a commercial gaming facility is scheduled for March 8 in Hartford as the plot thickens for an open casino process driven by MGM Resorts that proposes a $675 million waterfront casino in the city and pushback from the state’s two tribal nations that enjoy a gaming monopoly in the state in exchange for sharing 25 percent of the slot take.
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Mattei: GOP Congress In Corrupt Exchange With Gun Industry

February 15th, 2018 · 22 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Statement from Chris Mattei, Democratic candidate for Connecticut Attorney General:

Yesterday, 17 children were killed when large bullets ripped through their bodies. 17 families were shattered. The Parkland community was devastated. Our country was hurled into yet another well of grief. And, in Connecticut, we were visited again by the trauma of Sandy Hook and the babies and educators we lost.

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Cop Shucked Overtime–Home When Supposed To Be At Work

February 14th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Ah shucks, what’s wrong with running the overtime clock while home? That was, according to an arrest affidavit, what veteran Police Lieutenant Stephen Shuck had on his mind.
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Following Cop’s Arrest, Newton Urges Audit Of Police Overtime

February 14th, 2018 · 49 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

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Following the arrest of a 34-year veteran of the Police Department for allegedly stealing overtime money, City Councilman Ernie Newton says an audit should go back many years to determine the depth of the abuses.
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Watch: Ganim Marries Sloths On Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Gee mayor, if you’re gonna marry sloths on Valentine’s Day they could at least accommodate you with a campaign donation. Yup, sloths are slow to write the check. How about city employees?

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School Board Wants Surplus

February 14th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

On Monday Mayor Joe Ganim announced a surplus of roughly $4.6 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. A few hours later the Board of Education voted 7-0 to urge the mayor to hand it over to the school system.
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Gubernatorial Candidates Take Notice–Transform Cities Into Economic Drivers

February 14th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, State Politics

If you want to resuscitate Connecticut’s economy, the way to get there is through cities, according to Bridgeport economic policy wonk Jeff Kohut. He writes, “the urban centers of the world are the logical, natural economic generators for their surrounding geo-political regions. Connecticut must rediscover this reality and act accordingly.”
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