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Entries Tagged as 'Andre Baker'

Hanks A Lot! Incumbent Stallworth Loses Endorsement To Insurgent Shante Hanks

May 23rd, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth has been beaten back twice in a matter of days. On Saturday his long-shot candidacy for lieutenant governor running with Democrat Guy Smith was derailed at the Democratic Party convention. Tuesday night he faced an immediate concern after members of the Democratic Town Committee in the State House district Stallworth has represented for […]

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State House Approves Gaming Bill, Advances To Senate

May 5th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

By a 77-73 margin on Friday the State House approved a bill that allows an open, competitive process for a commercial casino in Connecticut that includes a $675 million waterfront gaming destination proposed by MGM. The bill now goes on to the State Senate in the last days of the legislative session. Even if it […]

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State Legislators Urge More City Funds For Schools

April 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

The battle for more bucks is on. Tuesday, 6 pm in City Council chambers education advocates will beseech the City Council to appropriate more dollars for the Board of Education. In advance of the public hearing, the city’s eight-member state legislative delegation that lobbies additional state dough is urging Mayor Joe Ganim and the council […]

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City Receives Car Tax Reimbursement Money From State

April 11th, 2018 · 3 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 News release from city’s legislative delegation: The city of Bridgeport is slated to receive $3.1 million in supplemental car tax reimbursement money after the Bridgeport legislative delegation fought to secure the release of the funds from the state Office of Policy and Management.

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Revamped Casino Resort Bill Passes Key Legislative Committee

March 16th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

What appeared dead is still alive. The state legislature’s Public Safety Committee by a 22-3 vote Friday afternoon approved a bill that calls for an open, competitive process with Bridgeport in play as the host city for a waterfront gaming facility. What changed? The original bill called for scrapping last year’s approval by the legislature for […]

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Stafstrom Pushes Revitalization Zone Protections

March 5th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning

From State Rep. Steve Staftsrom: Black Rock NRZ President Scott Burns and former president Joe Ianniello came to the Capitol today to testify in favor of H.B. 5283 which would provide legal defense and indemnify to residents who volunteer to serve on neighborhood revitalization zone committees.

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State Bond Commission Approves $1 Million For New East End Library

February 16th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Library, News and Events

News release from State Rep. Andre Baker: The Connecticut State Bond Commission awarded the Bridgeport Public Library a $1 million grant for the construction of a new, larger Newfield branch library.

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Newton Returns To City Council, Library Question Passes

November 7th, 2017 · 106 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library

Third time’s the charm for Ernie Newton, according to unofficial returns. The self-proclaimed Moses of his people lost a close Democratic primary for State Senate to Andres Ayala in 2012, lost a State House primary to Andre Baker in 2014. Tuesday night he reclaimed handily his old East End City Council seat that launched his […]

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