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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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Stafstrom Appointed To Key Legislative Committees

March 4th, 2015 · 3 Comments · News and Events

News release from State Rep. Steve Stafstrom: State Representative Steven Stafstrom (D-Bridgeport), who recently took the oath of office in the 129th Assembly District, has been appointed to serve on three key General Assembly committees by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden).

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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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