State House members Auden Grogins and Jack Hennessy must feel like it’s us against the world when it comes to Hennessy’s proposed legislation HB-5724 if approved by the legislature and signed into law would bar city employees from serving on the City Council and remove, they say, conflicts of interest on the city’s legislative body [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Barack Obama'
February 28th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
February 26th, 2013 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics
The city was mauled both physically and financially from the blizzard of 2013, and some areas of the city still require attention. Mayor Bill Finch is about five weeks from submitting his budget proposal to the City Council for the year starting July 1 in what is shaping up to be, depending on a number [...]
February 21st, 2013 · 28 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
On a day Vice President Joe Biden visited Connecticut to discuss gun control, Governor Dan Malloy “outlined a plan for common sense gun violence prevention that I believe can serve as critical first steps in our efforts to make Connecticut safer.” Frustrated by the pace of gun control proposals in the state legislature, Malloy says [...]
February 20th, 2013 · 11 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Mayor Bill Finch will join Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra to introduce Vice President Joe Biden at a conference on gun violence to be held on Thursday at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
February 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Cops, News and Events
More than 650 firearms have been returned as part of the gun buyback program launched in December by Mayor Bill Finch and Police Chief Joe Gaudett. The mayor and chief will share more details about the program at a news conference Wednesday (today) afternoon at the Morton Government Center, a day prior to Vice President [...]
February 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
Now this is funny. Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, in the mix for a possible presidential run, had a case of cotton mouth in his state of the union rebuttal to the president. He washed it down from a bottle of water. Wonder if Poland Spring will be the first to write a fat check [...]
Tags: Barack Obama
February 12th, 2013 · 9 Comments · News and Events
Update from Mayor Bill Finch: The City has received more assistance today with payloaders and other heavy equipment coming to the City from as far away as Buffalo, N.Y., and neighboring Danbury, Wilton and Greenwich. By midafternoon today more than 260 streets have been made passable, and Mayor Bill Finch said he expects more than [...]