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Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'

The Plainspoken Voice Of Working-Class Voters Returns

February 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · News and Events

Just two years after he was serenaded for his public service following a Democratic primary loss, Ed Gomes returned to the State Senate on Friday following his mighty special election win running on the Working Families Party line to replace the man who defeated him, Andres Ayala, now the commissioner of the Department of Motor […]

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Putting The Brakes On Car Tax Disparities

February 10th, 2015 · 7 Comments · News and Events

Equalizing Connecticut’s car tax structure is picking up speed in the legislative session in Hartford. One of the proposals under discussion is taxing all owners of motor vehicles the same tax rate based on a state average, instead of local tax rates. For instance, Bridgeport’s mil rate is 42 and Greenwich’s is 11. CT Mirror […]

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Malloy To Appointees: Happy Holidays!

December 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Maybe Andres Ayala knew of something extra in his stocking when he accepted Governor Malloy’s appointment as motor vehicle chief. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The holidays will be a little merrier for about 200 appointees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other constitutional officers: They are getting raises ranging from three percent to 12 percent […]

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Mario: Don’t Cut Us Out Of Casino Action

November 12th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Operators of Mohegan Sun, bleeding revenue this past year, are looking for another Connecticut tribal gaming location to offset competition from border states. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa says Bridgeport needs a piece of the pie. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: If state lawmakers are willing to consider expanding gaming/gambling in Connecticut, “Bridgeport should be […]

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Malloy, Oh Boy! ‘We Are Going To Win This Thing’–Another Tight Governor’s Race

November 5th, 2014 · 17 Comments · News and Events

State Results here. Governor Dan Malloy, in another close race with Republican Tom Foley has announced, “We are going to win this thing.” In Bridgeport, according to unofficial returns provided by the Registrar’s Office, Malloy received 16,863 votes to Foley’s 4623. The results include absentee ballots and WFP line for Malloy and Independent Party line […]

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Barack Revs Up Hilltoppers At Central Campaign Stop For Malloy

November 3rd, 2014 · 34 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

President Barack Obama on Sunday rallied the Democratic base at a Central High School campaign stop for Governor Dan Malloy, pinched once again in a battle with his 2010 Republican opponent Tom Foley just two days from Tuesday’s vote that multiple polls call a dead heat possibly decided by urban turnout.

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Foley Stiffs Hearst Connecticut Editorial Board

October 22nd, 2014 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

You’d think one of the endorsements actively coveted by the Tom Foley campaign for governor is Hearst Connecticut Media Group that includes four daily newspapers, Connecticut Post, Danbury News-Times, Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time with a combined print readership of roughly a few hundred thousand, and more factoring in web audiences. Nope.

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