What’s government life like with a financial oversight board? Here’s a glimpse from my book Bow Tie Banker, a biography of David Carson, retired chief executive of People’s Bank. Carson had quite a flare-up with then State Treasurer Francisco Borges.
Entries Tagged as 'Bill O’Neill'
‘Stop Managing The City In A Hotel Room!’ The Day David Carson Brought Sanity To The Financial Review Board
July 28th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget
March 3rd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning
Light rail, deep-water shipping, air-freight system, policy guru Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, offers Governor Dan Malloy improvements in his transportation proposal. Grab a cup of joe and check out Kohut’s transportation vision. Every governor since and including William O’Neill has devoted considerable time and attention (if not money) to the remediation of […]
October 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Ed Caldwell was one of the good guys in city politics. Decent and caring, Caldwell goes back to an era when Bridgeport elected officials had real juice in Hartford. He served as a state senator from Bridgeport and also as state comptroller. His influence locally was such some of his political peers referred to him […]
November 20th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Politics
In this week of thanks and giving if you want to discuss city pols who are decent and honorable, Fleeta Hudson’s at the top of the list. CT Post reporter Keila Torres Ocasio wrote a deserving tribute to her in the Sunday edition. Fleeta has a way of sharing her point of view without declaring […]
March 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment
When it comes to courts, cops and public servants Andy Thibault is one of Connecticut’s top watchdogs. He’s not happy with a proposal to consolidate the state’s Freedom of Information Commission with other state watchdog groups. A former FOI commissioner, Andy is host of The Cool Justice Report: cooljustice.blogspot.com/. He shares his views on the proposal under […]
December 1st, 2010 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment
The governor’s Bridgeport office opened by Lowell Weicker 18 years ago is in jeopardy of closing. Essentially it’s hammered shut, unless Governor-elect Dan Malloy, who told more than 100 Bridgeport supporters last week that he will not forget them, weighs in.
November 22nd, 2010 · 8 Comments · News and Events
Governor-elect Dan Malloy announced his transition team today. From Malloy: GOVERNOR-ELECT MALLOY NAMES TRANSITION STEERING COMMITTEE, PERSONNEL COMMITTEE, POLICY COMMITTEE LEADERS (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor-Elect Dan Malloy and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Nancy Wyman today named the members of their Transition Steering Committee, as well as the members of their Personnel Committee and Policy Committee. The people […]
November 7th, 2010 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
It was a screwy election, with the state’s largest city at the center of a ballot storm, the city’s Registrar of Voters Office vilified for its myopic election management, Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, capping a year of dubious decisions, confirming once and for all she’s not the goods, and a frustrated city electorate wondering how its government representatives […]