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Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'

Connecticut Could Be In Crosshairs Of Trump’s Immigration Policy, Ganim Issues Statement On Sanctuary City

January 26th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim issued a statement on Thursday regarding a sanctuary city. Bridgeport has always been an immigrant city, and will continue to be. As a port city and one with great industrial heritage, Bridgeport’s economy has always been driven by the energy and hard work of generations of immigrant communities. This vibrancy and diversity gives […]

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State Legislative Committee Assignments Set

January 9th, 2017 · 3 Comments · News and Events

Committee assignments have been set for Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation for the General Assembly session that began on Wednesday. State Senator Marilyn Moore co-chairs the Children Committee and Human Services Committee while her Senate colleague Ed Gomes co-chairs Labor and Public Employees. State Rep. Jack Hennessy co-chairs Veterans Affairs. CT Mirror has the full list […]

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Will State Legislature Actually Do Something About School Funding Inequality?

December 27th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

Connecticut Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher ruled in September that the state’s public education funding formula was irrational with the state “defaulting on its constitutional duty” to provide all students equal education. Bridgeport was cited several times in his decision, including how the state has shifted money from the city to wealthier communities.

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Municipal Sales Tax On Table For Upcoming State Legislative Session

December 22nd, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Senate President Martin Looney, prior to his kidney transplant on Tuesday, filed a series of bills for the legislative session that starts in two weeks including a proposal to authorize municipalities to levy a local sales tax of one-half of one percent, something that if passed would provide a new revenue source to Bridgeport as […]

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At Party For Joe, Mario Shows Fundraising Strength, ‘No Arm-twisting’

November 4th, 2016 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On the one-year anniversary of his comeback win Thursday night about 250 pols, friends and supporters filled Testo’s Restaurant ballroom for a Democratic Town Committee fundraiser honoring Joe Ganim’s return to office. State elected dignitaries included Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Attorney General George Jepsen. The suggested contribution was $250 minimum. Prior to the event, […]

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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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