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Entries Tagged as 'Barack Obama'

Homestretch To Primary Tuesday, $400K In Public Funds For City Races

July 29th, 2014 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Two weeks until the August 12 Tsunami Tuesday with loads of primary action out there involving Democrats locally and Republicans statewide. This is one of those cycles with implications that could extend into next year’s mayoral election.

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Latest Polls Show Challenging Reelection For Malloy

July 28th, 2014 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

A new poll conducted by the research firm You Gov in partnership with the The New York Times and CBS News shows Republican-endorsed Tom Foley with a nine-point lead over Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy. A poll conducted three weeks ago by national political consulting company Anazlone Liszt Grove Research showed Malloy and Foley in a […]

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The Political Balancing Act Of Housing Undocumented Immigrant Children

July 23rd, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch says we’ll accommodate the kids if we have space and the feds foot the bill, a spokesman for New Haven Mayor Toni Harp proclaims we’re not stepping up to undermine Governor Dan Malloy, but now even Malloy is trying to find a political safe haven–after saying no–to address shelter for undocumented immigrants […]

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Finch: If Obama Pays For It, We’ll Take Them If We Have Space

July 22nd, 2014 · 29 Comments · News and Events

Rejected by Governor Malloy, Mayor Bill Finch is open to taking in migrant children … if the federal government pays for it and space allows. From the Connecticut Mirror: The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who […]

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What’s In A Name? Finch: Rename Harding Barack Obama High School

July 21st, 2014 · 91 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Informal poll. What did Shakespeare write? “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet,” or something like that. Should the new school to replace Harding High be named after President Obama? So says Mayor Bill Finch. The mayor hopes construction to replace Harding will begin this year on property owned by […]

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Malloy’s Bridgeport Problem Growing As Campaign Season Heats Up, ‘When Are We Gonna Get Our Shot Like Stamford?’

July 2nd, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Critics of Governor Dan Malloy call the failed two-year recruitment of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates a boondoggle costing taxpayers $16 million that could have been invested in the state’s largest city. But it also highlights a growing organizational problem Malloy faces in Bridgeport in the gut of his reelection including frayed relations […]

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Pelto To Form Third-Party Candidacy For Governor

June 12th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Rep. Jonathan Pelto’s education harangue against Dan Malloy is like nails on a blackboard for supporters of the governor. The blogger announced on Wednesday he will segue from an exploratory committee to a declared candidate committee for governor as a petitioning candidate in the general election appealing to education advocates opposed to Malloy’s […]

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