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 [...]
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January 25th, 2013 · 4 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
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, [...]
November 29th, 2012 · 10 Comments · News and Events
From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror: Former state Sen. Ernie Newton was at the state Capitol complex to let people know just how difficult it is for convicted criminals to live a normal life after leaving jail–a problem he knows about first hand.
November 28th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Social services, school-based health clinics and state universities were among the casualties of $170 million in cuts announced Wednesday by Governor Dannel Malloy to carve into a budget shortfall of more than $300 million. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is also among a long list of items facing cuts. Within the next day or so we should [...]
November 17th, 2012 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning
If the city, state and Bridgeport Landing, developer of the East Side renewal project Steelpointe Harbor, can nail down a deal with mega outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops it couldn’t come soon enough. This economy has blistered the state budget that can do major damage to the city budget next year. The city needs an [...]
November 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments · News and Events
From Keith M. Phaneuf and Arielle Levin Becke, www.ctmirror.org This year’s state budget is $365 million in the red, nearly double the level needed to compel Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to prepare a deficit-mitigation plan, according to written testimony from Malloy’s budget chief.
October 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Media, News and Events, State Politics
From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: When Republican Linda McMahon joins New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at rallies in Stamford, Waterbury and Glastonbury Monday, it will be the first time her U.S. Senate campaign has widely publicized her schedule in four weeks.