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For CT Republicans It’s Taxes, Not Trump

October 14th, 2018 · 8 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: President Donald J. Trump generates enthusiastic crowds at campaign rallies elsewhere, but he was rarely mentioned Saturday by Republicans at a unity rally in (Southbury) Connecticut, where activists were reminded all politics is local, and the only issues that matter are taxes and the economy.

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Judge Deals Setback To Tribal Casino In East Windsor, MGM Pushes Call For Bridgeport Gaming Destination

October 1st, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A years-away tribal casino planned for East Windsor to protect its Connecticut market share from MGM’s $1 billion resort that opened in Springfield, Massachusetts in August was dealt a major setback this weekend by a federal judge who ruled that Connecticut’s two tribal nations have no legal authority to compel the federal Department of the […]

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Violent Crime Down In Bridgeport Compared To Decades Ago

September 26th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Thirty years ago some city neighborhoods, particularly the East Side, South End and West End experienced zones of horrific violence fueled by crack cocaine drug wars totaling several years of 50-60 murders annually. For the most part, with a few outlier years, violent crime has dropped dramatically from 25-30 years ago. Governor Dan Malloy touted lower […]

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Residents Struggle With Basic Household Survival

September 2nd, 2018 · 5 Comments · News and Events

In Connecticut, 40 percent of households, including 70 percent in Bridgeport, have income which falls below what is needed to cover basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, technology and transportation, according to the 2018 ALICE Report conducted by United Way of Connecticut. ALICE stands for Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed. See the report […]

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Oz Qualifies For Guber Ballot

August 28th, 2018 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Oz Griebel, a former Republican running for governor with a former Democrat, Monte Frank, as his running mate, qualified for the ballot Tuesday, the secretary of the state’s office said. He joins Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski.

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Stefanowski Endorsed For A Second Ballot Line

August 26th, 2018 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Independent Party on Sunday endorsed Republican nominee for governor Bob Stefanowski which provides him a second line to match Democratic nominee Ned Lamont who has also been endorsed by the Connecticut Working Families Party. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: An Independent Party caucus cross-endorsed Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski and the rest of […]

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Lamont: ‘Probably Not’ Support Ganim If He Wins Primary

August 8th, 2018 · 52 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant: Democrat Ned Lamont said Tuesday that he would “probably not” support Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim in November if the convicted felon wins next week’s Democratic gubernatorial primary.

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Underdog Ganim Lands Boots Boost From Union Coalition Against Front-Runner Lamont

July 24th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday culled a gubernatorial campaign boost from organized labor that represents nearly 8,000 union households in Connecticut, a much-needed lift of boots on the ground in the face of party-endorsed Ned Lamont enjoying a majority of union support that helps drive turnout in Democratic primaries, in addition to the millions of his […]

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