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Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'

Finch: If Obama Pays For It, We’ll Take Them If We Have Space

July 22nd, 2014 · 18 Comments · News and Events

Rejected by Governor Malloy, Mayor Bill Finch is open to taking in migrant children … if the federal government pays for it and space allows. From the Connecticut Mirror: The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who […]

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Team McWalker–McKinney, Walker To File For Public Financing Jointly

June 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Call them McWalker. Republican candidate for governor John McKinney and running mate David Walker, a Bridgeport resident, announced on Tuesday they will merge their campaign finances to file an application on Wednesday (today) with the State Elections Enforcement Commission to qualify for a grant under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed races.

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McKinney-Walker Money Merge Likely

June 20th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

For Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney to qualify for the $1.3 million public jackpot against party-endorsed Tom Foley, it looks more and more he must merge his money with running mate David Walker. Under Connecticut’s public financing rules Walker, Bridgeport resident and former U.S. Comptroller General, can pool his dough with McKinney.

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Obama Administration Backs New Federal Standards For Native American Recognition

May 23rd, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs on Thursday announced proposed new regulations so Native American groups must prove continued existence back to 1934, not the rigid 1790 standard federal petition supporters of the Bridgeport-originated Golden Hill Paugussett tribe claim cost federal recognition and opportunities for economic expansion including gaming enterprises that exist for […]

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Republicans Endorse Foley For Governor, McKinney-Walker Form Campaign Alliance For Primary

May 17th, 2014 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Senator John McKinney has chosen Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, to serve as his running mate as Republican delegates on Saturday endorsed 2010 nominee Tom Foley for governor at Mohegan Sun. McKinney entered the convention in a fragile position with delegates to secure the 15 percent support […]

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Bacchiochi Apologizes To Walker

May 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

As reported by the Connecticut Mirror: Statement from Penny Bacchiochi: “I regret that this misunderstanding occurred and has taken the focus away from what is really important, electing a Republican Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Neither Dave Walker nor his campaign made any insensitive remarks toward me or my family. I apologize to Dave and his family. […]

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School Reform Group Launches Campaign Supporting Charter Schools

April 17th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Education, News and Events

Families for Excellent Schools www.FamiliesForExcellentSchools.org has taken to the airwaves in response to the Board of Education “committed to filing legal action to block the opening” of charter schools. The Connecticut Mirror has more on this here. News release from FES. Families for Excellent Schools (FES), an organization of parents and supporters of school reform, […]

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