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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Brendan Sharkey'
December 2nd, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
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October 17th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Now that the State Elections Enforcement Commission has forwarded its findings alleging a conspiracy to commit voter fraud, investigators for Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane will review the information against Christina Ayala and her mother Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala for possible criminal prosecution. Historically the elections commission reviews complaints of a civil nature and resolves them through […]
October 16th, 2013 · 24 Comments · News and Events
Claiming State Rep. Christina Ayala and her mother Democratic Registrar of Voters Sandi Ayala engaged in a conspiracy to commit voter fraud, the State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday voted to refer its investigative findings to the chief state’s attorney for possible criminal prosecution. Some of the commission charges alleged are felonies.
May 31st, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
It must be frustrating for lawmakers to know they have the support to pass their legislative proposals, but they will not be brought to a vote. Such is the case with State Rep. Jack Hennessy. As the state legislative session winds down with just days left Hennessy’s government reform bill to enforce the Bridgeport City […]
May 25th, 2013 · 16 Comments · City Council, News and Events
In a letter to Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, implores him to support the government reform bill that would enforce the City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council. Walker issued the letter prior to the bill’s co-sponsor State Rep. Jack Hennessy adding a grandfather […]
May 21st, 2013 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Is State Senator Anthony Musto afraid? Does he have a backbone? Is he a puppet of Bridgeport’s political profiteers? OIB has received numerous copies of letters from constituents of Musto urging him to support the government reform bill sponsored by his Democratic peers in the State House Jack Hennessy and Auden Grogins that would prohibit […]
May 15th, 2013 · 8 Comments · News and Events
State Rep. Jack Hennessy announced on Tuesday that two Bridgeport colleagues in the State House, Don Clemons and Charlie Stallworth, will support his legislation barring city employees from serving on the City Council–prohibited by the City Charter but allowed by a loophole in state law–with a grandfather stipulation. Hennessy says state legal counsel has advised […]