On the eve of the scheduled start to the state legislative session, Governor Dan Malloy was in Bridgeport Tuesday afternoon to propose an increase in the state’s minimum wage. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants Connecticut to be the first state to commit to meeting President Obama’s goal of a $10.10 […]
Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'
February 4th, 2014 · 30 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
January 27th, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
In his role as president of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, a lobbying arm for cities and towns, Mayor Bill Finch is urging legislative leaders to approve new revenue sources to lessen the reliance on property taxes. CCM issued its legislative agenda on Monday in preparation of the General Assembly convening next week.
October 15th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events
If you enjoy watchdog journalism that holds public officials accountable for how your tax dollars are spent, The Connecticut Mirror is a must read. News gathering, however, is expensive. On-line news sites essentially have four ways to generate revenue: advertising, charging for content, foundation grants or begging for dollars from readers. Enterprise journalism has taken […]
June 3rd, 2013 · 13 Comments · News and Events
Highlighting a report by Cummings Associates as evidence of the additional revenue expanded gaming would bring in at three Connecticut parimutuel facilities including one in Bridgeport, State Senator Andres Ayala on Monday was among Democratic legislators calling for thousands of new slot machines. The agreement would need approval from the state’s two tribal gaming operations that currently provide […]
June 2nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Legislation authored by State Rep. Auden Grogins gives prosecutors the power to shut down a business or evict a tenant that has been arrested or cited three or more times for illegal activity on the premises for crimes such as drug dealing, firearm offenses or excessive noise on commercial properties. The bill approved Saturday night by the State Senate expands […]
January 25th, 2013 · 4 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
CT Mirror reporter Keith Phaneuf is the John Marshall Lee of Connecticut scribes. He relentlessly pursues, reviews, analyzes and asks questions about state budget items while Lee, a regular OIB contributor, does this on a local level as watchdog of the city budget. Connecticut Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, in a story written by Phaneuf, says a new set of jaws may […]
January 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events
Insightful piece from Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror about gun lobbyist Robert Crook. Don’t ya just love lobbyists with the last name Crook? From Paz: Crook, a deep-voiced smoker, admits to making one gaffe post-Newtown–a boast about the ability of gun owners last year to mobilize in opposition to a ban on high-capacity magazines, […]