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Supremes: Vallas Remains On Job Pending Appeal, Overrule Bellis

July 26th, 2013 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: One down and one larger question to go. The Connecticut Supreme Court Thursday afternoon overruled Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ order blocking Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas from remaining on the job pending appeal of his certification issue. This means Vallas continues as school leader at least until the Supremes rule on the larger […]

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Malloy Nominates Andrew McDonald, Chief Legal Counsel, To State Supreme Court

December 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Governor Malloy: (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is nominating Andrew J. McDonald of Stamford to serve as a justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

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Step Right Up! John Stafstrom To Be Named Barnum Festival Ringmaster

September 6th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

He has a deep rolodex that includes names and numbers of political, governmental and business contacts, strong relationships with decision makers in Hartford such as Governor Dannel Malloy, and today (Thursday) former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom who is something of a ringmaster when it comes to city politics will be named the 2013 Ringmaster […]

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Stafstrom, Key State Political Player And Legal Mind

August 27th, 2012 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom has emerged as the pulse center for structuring financial packages for business recruitment whether for the state’s Jackson Laboratory deal on behalf of the University of Connecticut or closer to home the Steel Point redevelopment area on the East Side expected to be the home of Bass Pro Shops. […]

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Steel Point A Step Closer

June 19th, 2012 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

It’s been decades in the making generating heavy doses of hope–and cynicism–to transform a beleaguered section of the East Side, but city officials say “The Steelpointe Interlocal Agreement marks another step forward in the development of the peninsula.” The agreement between the city and The Steel Point Infrastructure Improvement District that permits the district to […]

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Courant Profiles Influence Of Stafstrom, Ex Democratic Chairman

March 5th, 2012 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

The Hartford Courant’s Dave Altimari highlights the juice former Democratic Town Chairman John Stafstrom has in Hartford. Stafstrom and his spouse Deputy Labor Commissioner Dennis Murphy, Bridgeport residents, have segued from city players to state players. Governor Dannel Malloy’s chief legal counsel Andrew McDonald, who then was a partner with the Bridgepirt-based law firm Pullman & […]

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Will Legislators Rally To Finch’s Request?

March 1st, 2012 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch is seeking legislative support to retroactively blunt the Connecticut Supreme Court reversal of the state takeover of city schools. Can the clock be turned back? A report from the Hartford Courant: General Assembly leaders met Thursday afternoon to discuss the Supreme Court’s rejection of the state takeover of the Bridgeport Board of […]

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Supremes Rule Schools Takeover Illegal, Order Special Election — Justice Palmer: Decision A Bogey

February 28th, 2012 · 37 Comments · City Politics

UPDATE, includes decision: Norm Pattis, the attorney representing two elected  Board of Education members opposed to the state takeover of city schools, first announced the news: “State Supremes just ruled. Takeover illegal. Special election ordered.” In a 6 to 1 decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ordered a special election to be set at the direction of the […]

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