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Entries Tagged as 'Brendan Sharkey'

Christina Ayala: I’m Running–Rosario Poised For Endorsement

April 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If State Rep. Christina Ayala’s to win a second two-year term she’ll have to wage a primary against Chris Rosario, the city’s director of Anti-Blight and Illegal Dumping, who has formed a candidate committee (see here) raising money to qualify for the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns. Ayala has only recently formed […]

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Shark Attack On Property Tax System

March 15th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

You don’t hear often from Connecticut Democrats about the need to cap municipal property taxes, but that’s a debate Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey wants to chew on for the longer legislative session in 2015. Many northeast states including New York have adopted municipal property tax caps in pursuit of providing tax relief for home […]

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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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‘Two Years Away’–In Case Of “Exigency” Break (Revaluation) Glass

January 21st, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning

As the city positions to persuade Speaker of the House Brendan Skarkey to delay state-mandated revaluation of property for two years, his spokesman Gabe Rosenberg tells the Connecticut Post, “Except for extreme exigencies, the speaker is not in favor of delaying revals … He’s interested in seeing the argument Bridgeport puts forth, but it tends not […]

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Mr. Speaker, We Need You, We Want You, We Love You (Help Us With Property Revaluation)

January 16th, 2014 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

City officials are ramping up an effort to persuade Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey and Governor Dan Malloy to support the delay of state-mandated property revaluation as the city seeks to regain financial traction and put off a potential spike in the city’s mil rate leading to ear-splitting taxpayer screeching.

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Top Stories From January: Video Shows Police Stomping Tasered Suspect, Monsignor Meth Arrested

December 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

As OIB reviews some top stories from 2013, the month of January was not short of revelations. Some highlights: Graphic footage was released of city police officers stomping a suspect in Beardsley Park after he had been felled by a stun gun in May 2011. NAACP officials call for the arrest of cops.

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McCarthy Reelected Council President

December 2nd, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

UPDATE: McCarthy wins another term as Council President. City politicians often leverage the oath of office to showcase old and new alliances. The 20-member legislative and budget authority as well as newly elected school board and city sheriffs were sworn in on Sunday. The new City Council assembled for its first meeting Monday night and […]

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