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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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Mayoral Race Heats Up In May, 2015 OIB News Highlights

December 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

2015 May news highlights: The concept began with former State Rep. Auden Grogins, now on the state bench, and has continued with her State House replacement Steve Stafstrom. The state Department of Transportation has approved the city’s application to provide $3.8 million for a pedestrian bridge over Ash Creek linking Black Rock from Fox Street […]

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Comeback Kid! Ganim Regains Mayoralty In Big Historic Fashion

November 3rd, 2015 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s now mayor-elect Ganim. Former Mayor Joe Ganim has cemented his quest for voter redemption, handily winning back his old job, according to unofficial results. Mary-Jane Foster placed second with Republican Rick Torres a distant third. Ganim will receive the oath of office for mayor December 1 replacing incumbent Bill Finch whom he defeated in […]

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Malloy Reasserts His Opposition To Ganim

October 23rd, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Saying “I have not endorsed the Democratic candidate, and I’m a Democrat. I guess there’s a message there,” Governor Dan Malloy, a friend of petitioning candidate Mary-Jane Foster, issued arguably his harshest criticism of Democratic nominee Joe Ganim in a story by Mark Pazniokas of the Connecticut Mirror.

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Shameless Plug For OIB

September 22nd, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The oversight became public Monday after an inquiry to the secretary of the state’s office by Lennie Grimaldi. He chronicles Bridgeport politics in a blog with the name that once again rang true: “Only In Bridgeport”.

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Blumenthal And Murphy Urge Boycott Of Bass Pro If It Doesn’t Wait For Gun Checks

August 4th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update on Bass Pro jobs fair here U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have implored the chief executive of Bass Pro Shops to “stop selling guns to people who do not first definitively pass a background check.” The senators urge the public to boycott America’s largest sporting goods stores if they do not comply. […]

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Tracking State Aid To Bridgeport

July 6th, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, News and Events

If you’ve ever wanted to know a breakdown in the money Connecticut’s most populous city receives from the state, here’s your chance courtesy of CT Mirror based on the new state budget.

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