Committee assignments have been set for Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation for the General Assembly session that began on Wednesday. State Senator Marilyn Moore co-chairs the Children Committee and Human Services Committee while her Senate colleague Ed Gomes co-chairs Labor and Public Employees. State Rep. Jack Hennessy co-chairs Veterans Affairs. CT Mirror has the full list […]
Entries Tagged as 'Andre Baker'
January 9th, 2017 · 3 Comments · News and Events
January 5th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Bridgeport State Rep. Chris Rosario has been named chair of the Connecticut Legislative Black and Puerto Rican Caucus for the General Assembly session that convened on Wednesday.
December 28th, 2016 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education
Who says the off-cycle 2017 election season will be a yawner? We posed this question four years ago–the last municipal off-season campaign year–and it was a screamer. All endorsed Democrats for City Council and Board of Education were flamed in primaries, part of it electors’ disgust for the political establishment. What’s on tap come new […]
December 10th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
Voter rejection to the state legislature in 2012 and 2014 is not deterring Ernie Newton from considering a 2017 run for City Council where he launched his political career as a young city music teacher in 1981 on his way to becoming head of the legislative body. The self-proclaimed Moses of his people asserts there’s a […]
December 10th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
New justice of the peace Dolly Fonseca, a member of the Democratic Town Committee in the Upper East Side 138th District and wife of school board member Rafael Fonseca, writes “Who knows what 2017 will bring? Stay tuned.”
November 30th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Education: Ganim’s first year back. On the 2015 campaign trail Joe Ganim uttered the usual stuff about education: fully fund schools, create a 21st century climate, modernize the infrastructure, yadda, yadda, yadda. What he did not expect, however, was appointing one-third of the nine-member Board of Education the second half of his first year back […]
November 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget
What does a mayor do as he’s digesting Thanksgiving overload? Chew on his next budget. Mayor Joe Ganim’s upcoming budget cycle could bloat more indigestion, depending on his success with the next session of the state legislature beginning in January.
November 15th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events
News release from state legislative delegation: Representatives Ezequiel Santiago (D-130th), Andre Baker (D-124th), Charlie Stallworth (D-126th), Jack Hennessy (D-127th), Christopher Rosario (D-128th) and Steve Stafstrom (D-129th) are pleased to announce approval by the State Bond Commission of funding for improvements to the Klein Memorial Auditorium facility in Bridgeport.