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Entries Tagged as 'Brendan Sharkey'

State House Candidates Spar Over Conflicts, Taxes, Development

February 20th, 2015 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Testy, wonkish, comedic, grandiose: Thursday night’s 90-minute debate in the Burroughs Community Center filled by about 80 residents of Connecticut’s 129th State House District pretty much had it all, led by five candidates all of whom have served either on the City Council or in the state legislature. The debate was sponsored by the Black […]

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Former FBI Agent: Wanna Clean Up Bridgeport? Get City Employees Off City Council

January 26th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In the spring of 2003 the FBI agent who began the investigation that toppled a once-popular Bridgeport mayor reflected on the state of the city from his office Downtown. “The city will never be cleaned up until you get city employees off the City Council,” the agent said.

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Wyman, Legislative Leaders Support Stafstrom For State House

January 19th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The Democratic big dogs are coming to town on behalf of State House candidate Steven Staftsrom. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz will attend a Tuesday night fundraiser at the home of Scott and Claire Burns in Black Rock for Stafstrom’s quest to qualify for public financing for […]

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Chris Rosario Joins State House

January 7th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release from Alberto Negron, House Democrats: Christopher Rosario (D-Bridgeport) was officially sworn in as the State Representative from the 128th House District.  Secretary of the State Denise Merrill presided over the morning ceremony in the State Capitol.

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Grogins Appointed Chair Of Key Legislative Committee, Tax Reform Top Priority

December 7th, 2014 · 11 Comments · News and Events

Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey has appointed Auden Grogins the State House chair of the Planning and Development Committee that oversees matters relating to local governments including tax structure, housing, urban renewal, fire, sewer metropolitan districts, home rule and planning and zoning. This is the first time the position has ever been held by […]

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Moses Versus The Undertaker

August 7th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ernie Newton and Andre Baker couldn’t be two more diametrically different personalities as they square off in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the State House: Newton the lightning rod self-proclaimed Moses of his people who had previously represented the district in the state legislature; and Baker, the restrained neighborhood funeral home director who represented a portion […]

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Dough Alert! Ernie Newton Supporter Kneads State Elections Complaint Against Baker

July 20th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Don’t ya just love election season in the Park City? Charlie Coviello, supporter of Democratic-endorsed Ernie Newton opposed by Andre Baker in an August 12 Democratic primary, has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission claiming Baker “expended funds … and held a fundraiser …” before the State House candidate formed a committee […]

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