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Ganim Praises City’s Legislative Delegation For Delivering Extra Bucks

May 25th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

For years the city’s legislative delegation has been criticized for its lack of harmony to drive home more state dollars. This latest session seems to be a different story. Surrounded by state legislative leaders Martin Looney and Brendan Sharkey on Tuesday, Mayor Joe Ganim thanked the city’s legislative delegation for its hard work rescuing millions […]

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The Power Of Poop Back On Negotiating Table

March 31st, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Now that Bridgeport and Trumbull are moving closer to settling sewer fee rate issues, the parties are contemplating discussions that could flush new revenue into their general funds: a regional sewer authority.

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Ganim No Political Pariah

February 17th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

For all the hand-wringing that took place during the campaign and after Joe Ganim’s comeback election from outside the city, high profile pols are not afraid to talk to Joe, meet with Joe, take pictures with Joe, issue press releases with him: U.S. Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Congressman Jim Himes, the city’s legislative […]

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State Reps Applaud Energy Project For Downtown

July 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport’s State House delegation is heralding legislation resulting in a new district heating system, known as a thermal loop, Downtown. See more on the Bridgeport District Energy Project here.

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Malloy Signs State Budget, Lower Car Taxes For Cities

June 30th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The state budget that was modified to mollify corporate suits who freaked over additional taxes was signed into law today by Governor Dan Malloy who touts major investments in transportation infrastructure, his Second Chance Society initiative and capping car taxes at 32 mils in 2017 and 29.5 mils in 2018, a second-year reduction by almost […]

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Corporate Threats To Flee State Shake Up Legislative Session In Final Days

June 2nd, 2015 · 20 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: A vote on the tax deal struck over the weekend was delayed Monday as legislative leaders sought revisions demanded by rebellious members, some in response to an outcry by major corporations over a tripling of a computer-services levy and an increase in other business and income taxes.

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State Budget Agreement Reached, Sales Tax Sharing, Car Tax Cut For Bridgeport, Keno Part Of Deal

May 31st, 2015 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Early Sunday morning Governor Dan Malloy and legislative leaders issued a joint news release on agreement for the two-year $40 billion state budget in the final days of the legislative session that includes tax relief on motor vehicles in high mil rate communities, sharing sales tax revenue with local communities and “revolutionary changes” in the […]

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Legislative Delegation Touts Restored Cuts To City Programs

April 28th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release from State House: Bridgeport State Representatives Andre Baker (D-124th), Charlie Stallworth (D-126th), Jack Hennessy (D-127th), Christopher Rosario (D-128th), Steve Stafstrom (D-129th) and Ezequiel Santiago (D-130th) said the state budget approved by the Appropriations Committee restores many funding items that were slated to be cut under the Governor’s proposal.

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