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Entries Tagged as 'Andres Ayala'

Newton Receives Six Months In State Prison, Remains Optimistic: ‘Everything Is Going To Turn Out Fine’

March 13th, 2015 · 23 Comments · News and Events

Noting he received no personal financial benefit, Superior Court Judge Julia Dewey on Friday sentenced former State Senator Ernie Newton to just six months in state prison for violating campaign finance laws. Dewey allowed Newton to remain free pending appeal.

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Hennessy: Conflict-Of-Interest Bill Faces Roadblocks, Encourages Support At Monday’s Public Forum

March 9th, 2015 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Despite near unanimous support from the city’s legislative delegation including for the first time its two state senators, the government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies still faces roadblocks, according to State Rep. Jack Hennessy who’s encouraging backers of the legislation to show support at a forum […]

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The Plainspoken Voice Of Working-Class Voters Returns

February 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · News and Events

Just two years after he was serenaded for his public service following a Democratic primary loss, Ed Gomes returned to the State Senate on Friday following his mighty special election win running on the Working Families Party line to replace the man who defeated him, Andres Ayala, now the commissioner of the Department of Motor […]

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Gomes, Stafstrom Support Government Reform Bill

February 26th, 2015 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

As Ed Gomes and Steve Stafstrom prepare to enter the Connecticut legislature in mid session, fresh off special election wins, supporters of a government reform bill have picked up two allies in the ongoing effort to enforce the City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council.

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Steady Eddy, Gomes Cruises To Victory Over DeJesus And Moales, Regains State Senate Seat

February 24th, 2015 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Riding a 100-strong ground operation, name recognition and the tax baggage of his chief opponents, 79-year-old Ed Gomes easily reclaimed the State Senate seat he lost in 2012 in a historic win running on the Connecticut Working Families Party line, over Democratic-endorsed Ricky DeJesus and petitioning candidate Ken Moales, a member of the Board of […]

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Where’s Tahiti When You Need It? You Voting In An Igloo For Special Elections?

February 24th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When polls opened Tuesday morning for the special elections for State House and State Senate, the temperature was record-breaking low. Do not despair, temps will rise into the balmy low 20s, according to weather reports. The average high in Bridgeport this time of year is 41 degrees. The record high? 60, set in 2012. How […]

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Campaign Operatives Gear Up For Tuesday’s Special Elections–Predictions?

February 21st, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Here we go, the weekend before Tuesday’s special elections for State Senate and State House. The various camps have segued to get-out-the-vote mode.

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Surfs Up! Big Wave Splashes Endorsement For Ed Gomes In State Senate Special Election

February 16th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Representative Chris Caruso, who’s maintained a low public profile since joining Governor Dan Malloy’s administration in 2011, is actively supporting Ed Gomes in the February 24 special election for State Senate.

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