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, […]
Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'
November 4th, 2016 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
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.
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 […]
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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May 31st, 2016 · 12 Comments · News and Events
Debt burden. It’s something Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, has railed against locally and nationally. He has often cited Connecticut’s burdensome debt ratio as well. The more governments borrow the more it costs taxpayers, as cited in a new analysis.
April 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics
From the CT Mirror: About two-thirds of Connecticut towns are pilot-testing a new system to report election results in real time during Tuesday’s primary.
April 14th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
The financial scenario is ugly. Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday issued a distress letter to department heads that calls Governor Dan Malloy’s state budget cuts potentially “devastating.” Malloy is trying to close a nearly $1 billion projected deficit for the budget year starting July 1. Malloy axed, according to Ganim, $8 to $10 million in […]
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 […]