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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Donovan'

Governor On The Legislative Session: Positive, Meaningful Change

May 10th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The 2012 state legislative session is over. It produced repeal of the death penalty, passage of medical marijuana, Sunday sales at liquor stores, increased regulation of the massage-parlor industry, a compromise on education reform that includes more loot for poor-performing schools, and much more.

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Mayor Urges Passage Of Red Light Camera Bill

April 16th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch joined several mayors and police chiefs today in support of the legislative act known as “The Red Light Camera Bill” designed to increase intersection safety and potentially increase revenue for cash-strapped communities. Connecticut mayors submitted the following letter as testimony to House Speaker Chris Donovan and Senate President Donald Williams.

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Legislators: Mountain Too High To Overturn Supremes

March 5th, 2012 · 23 Comments · News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: HARTFORD — The General Assembly will not seek to overturn last week’s state Supreme Court decision that rejected the takeover of the Bridgeport’s Board of Education.

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Will Legislators Rally To Finch’s Request?

March 1st, 2012 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch is seeking legislative support to retroactively blunt the Connecticut Supreme Court reversal of the state takeover of city schools. Can the clock be turned back? A report from the Hartford Courant: General Assembly leaders met Thursday afternoon to discuss the Supreme Court’s rejection of the state takeover of the Bridgeport Board of […]

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Governor Scheduled To Attend ‘Historic’ Faith-Based Coalition Event In City

November 29th, 2011 · 10 Comments · News and Events

It’s not often delegates from Protestant, Jewish, Catholic, Unitarian and Muslim congregations come together. They will Wednesday night. A coalition of religious organizations will meet in Bridgeport to discuss with state officials a variety of issues including health care, job training, foreclosures and predatory lending. Talk about power of the clergy.

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Utility Failure Sparks Pols Response

November 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From the CT Mirror: Dissatisfied with Connecticut Light & Power Co.’s response to last weekend’s snow storm, leading House Democrats said Wednesday it’s time for state government to set power outage restoration standards and issue millions of dollars in fines if utilities don’t get the job done well and on time.

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The City’s Political Wonderama

October 6th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

State Rep. Auden Grogins hosted a who’s who of city political figures at her Black Rock home the other night on behalf of Connecticut Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, Democratic candidate in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District that takes in portions of Fairfield and Litchfield counties. One of Donovan’s opponents Dan Roberti is the son of former Bridgeport […]

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Finch Rolls Out Endorsements

September 23rd, 2011 · 20 Comments · City Politics

From the Finch campaign: State Democratic Leadership Endorse Finch for Mayor. Former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT4) today endorsed Mayor Bill Finch in his bid for reelection.

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