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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Murphy'

The Politics Of Prayer–Ministers Unleash Big Dogs For Development Bite

March 11th, 2018 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

PSEG’s conversion of the state’s last coal plant to a gas-fired facility in the South End includes a $500 million investment, mega tax dollars to the city as well as a job apprenticeship training program as part of a community benefits agreement. City ministers have meowed to City Council members that the company isn’t doing […]

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Kohut Chalkboards Governor’s Race, It’s Ganim Versus Walker–Fire Up Tent And Tickets!

January 19th, 2018 · 37 Comments · State Politics

Jeff Kohut, Bridgeport’s studious political nerd, offers this prediction for the November gubernatorial election, a battle between Bridgeport residents Joe Ganim and David Walker. As Kohut points out, “P.T. Barnum would have put it all under a tent and sold tickets.”

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Ganim Begins Staff Up; Bysiewicz, Lamont Ramp Up For Governor

January 10th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Ganim finance report here. This capricious gubernatorial cycle may land two high-profile candidates soon in former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and 2010 Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont who lost a primary to Dan Malloy. Meanwhile Mayor Joe Ganim’s fundraising report filed with State Elections Enforcement Commission will show that he […]

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Dems Call Republican Tax Plan A Scam, Ransom Payment To GOP Donors, Bad For Connecticut

December 20th, 2017 · 26 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Congressman Jim Himes asserts the Republican tax plan that will likely be signed into law this week will bloat the federal debt, raise the cost of living in Connecticut, lower property values and suppress home ownership.

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Puerto Rico Relief Center

October 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release: November 1, 2017 Career Resources, Inc. in collaboration with the American Job Center, The WorkPlace, and Department of Labor, have partnered to officially open the Puerto Rico Relief Center. This initiative is designed to help families transition from Puerto Rico to the Bridgeport Community. The center will provide employment assistance, referrals for housing, […]

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Pull Out Checkbook, It’s Joe’s Birthday

October 18th, 2017 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If it’s a candidate’s birthday, what better gift than a campaign contribution? To a candidate’s way of thinking, anyway. Saturday night, at the Trumbull home of city employee Danny Pizarro, “Joe Ganim’s Birthday Bash” requires a minimum $100 contribution to his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor.

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Murphy, Blumenthal To Host Meeting With Puerto Rican Community

October 10th, 2017 · 7 Comments · News and Events

Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal will meet with members of the Puerto Rican community Wednesday, 3:15 pm in Conference Room A of the Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Board Street, to provide an update on relief efforts and receive feedback after Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico without many critical resources such as power, shelter, running […]

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Murphy: Mass Shootings Exclusive To America

October 3rd, 2017 · 53 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy writes in a commentary published by the Washington Post that in United States “we choose to be an increasingly distant outlier of exceptional violence.”

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