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Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'

Hammer Time Versus Moore Time Race To Watch For State Senate

August 17th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics

Republicans must pick up four seats to gain a majority in the State Senate and one of the targeted races to watch is the contest between GOP nominee Elaine Hammers and Democrat Marilyn Moore who emerged last week from a blowout win against primary opponent Tom McCarthy in Connecticut’s 22nd city-suburban swing district.

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Independent Expenditures Fund City Legislative Races

August 4th, 2016 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Charter school advocates have made independent expenditures in local legislative races. Four Democratic primaries will take place on Tuesday. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: In its filings with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the group says it is supporting Soto over Hewett, Bradley over Gomes and Stallworth over Pereira. It had reported incurring expenses of […]

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Black And Hispanic State Police Hires Don’t Mirror Connecticut

June 27th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Ana Radelat, CT Mirror: Nearly 30 years ago Connecticut’s state police signed a legally binding agreement to boost the number of black and Hispanic troopers to 10 percent of the force so it would mirror the proportion of minorities in Connecticut’s population.

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Despite Wealth, State Deep In Debt

May 31st, 2016 · 12 Comments · News and Events

Debt burden. It’s something Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, has railed against locally and nationally. He has often cited Connecticut’s burdensome debt ratio as well. The more governments borrow the more it costs taxpayers, as cited in a new analysis.

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Bridgeport Participates In Pilot Program To Report Election Results

April 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

From the CT Mirror: About two-thirds of Connecticut towns are pilot-testing a new system to report election results in real time during Tuesday’s primary.

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Ganim: Malloy Budget Cuts Devastating–Will State Legislature Rescue City?

April 14th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

The financial scenario is ugly. Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday issued a distress letter to department heads that calls Governor Dan Malloy’s state budget cuts potentially “devastating.” Malloy is trying to close a nearly $1 billion projected deficit for the budget year starting July 1. Malloy axed, according to Ganim, $8 to $10 million in […]

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Malloy’s Budget Cuts Municipal Aid

February 3rd, 2016 · 9 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Governor Dan Malloy has had his say on the state budget. So will the state legislature as it reviews cuts made by the governor. From the CT Mirror: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed a $19.87 billion budget Wednesday that cuts most state agencies and previously approved municipal aid, and potentially eliminates “thousands” of jobs, while avoiding […]

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The Dreaded Property Tax

December 29th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

There’s no free lunch, right? But property taxes in some cities suck the financial life out of residents. CT Mirror reporter Keith Phaneuf examines the work of a legislative panel squinting to find answers. The panel studying Connecticut’s taxes off-and-on for two years has wrapped up its work struggling to find consensus on arguably Connecticut’s most […]

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