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Entries Tagged as 'Barack Obama'

Christina Ayala’s Bracing For A Primary, What About Mom Ayala And Cousin Andres Ayala?

April 16th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

There’s something intriguing about the Ayala family of Democratic politicians, maybe because of their sheer number. Or maybe because each in their own way makes the news. There’s Andres Ayala, the state senator; his cousin Christina Ayala, the state representative; then there’s Christina’s mom Sandi Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters. And let’s not forget […]

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Election Buying–Snarky Foley Places Price Tag On City Votes

April 9th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Who says Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley doesn’t have a sense of humor? Reflecting on the 2010 race for governor when he lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy after an appearance by President Obama led to an embarrassing ballot shortage in the city, Foley told a political gathering in Fairfield the other night he’s scouring […]

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Finch And Harp, Who Has Mayoral Juice In Hartford?

March 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The other day Mayor Bill Finch urged the state legislature’s Appropriations Committee to free up more state aid to help keep down local property taxes, an annual cry from big-city mayors lamenting small development footprints and a multitude of tax-exempt properties that minimize revenues in their cities. This is an election year for Democratic Governor […]

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‘A Forest Gump Moment,’ Wade’s Dairy Receives Praise From Prez

March 5th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Doug Wade of Bridgeport-based Wade’s Dairy is a big proponent of increasing the minimum wage, even if the majority of Bridgeport’s business leaders are not.

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Q Poll: Malloy And Foley In Dead Heat

March 4th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The Q Poll released today shows 2010 Republican nominee Tom Foley tied with Democratic Governor Dan Malloy eight months from the general election. The larger problem for Malloy in this poll is he has only modest leads against the other Republicans in the field who are not well known. That means there’s already a fixed […]

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Governor Opposes New Tribal Federal Recognition Rules

February 26th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a letter to President Obama, Governor Dan Malloy protests new regulations that could open the door to federal recognition of the Bridgeport-originated Golden Hill Paugussett tribe that Malloy claims “would have a unique and devastating impact in Connecticut.”

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Malloy To Rescue, State Budget Proposal Supports Two-Year Delay In Property Revaluation, Finch: ‘Especially Pleased’

February 7th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Governor Dan Malloy’s budget proposal to the General Assembly on Thursday calls for up to a two-year delay on the implementation of property revaluation, good news for Mayor Bill Finch and city bean counters who were facing a massive hike in the city’s mil rate. Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey has been cold to […]

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