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Gaming Expansion Moves Step Closer

March 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A key state legislative committee advanced a measure to expand gaming in the state beyond Connecticut’s tribal nation reservations. “As long as it’s going to create some jobs in the state of Connecticut, I’m for it,” says State Senator Ed Gomes. “Bridgeport has lost a lot of jobs. We have a lot of people out […]

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Spending Shaft, Feds Say Bridgeport Students Shortchanged

March 14th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

Per-pupil spending in urban districts is not on par with affluent school districts in Connecticut, according to a report by the federal Department of Education. From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror. The federal government said Friday that Connecticut “shortchanges low-income, minority students.”

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Bridgeport In Play For Casino?

March 10th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The announcement comes less than a week after The Mirror reported that tribal leaders and their lobbyists jointly met with Senate leaders to gauge support for expanding gambling to preserve Connecticut’s share of casino jobs and revenue.

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Analyzing School-Funding Fairness, Bridgeport Scalped By State?

March 4th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission is bringing attention to the state’s school funding formula that it says shortchanges needy districts while rewarding wealthy communities. See here. An article by The Connecticut Mirror’s Jacqueline Rabe Thomas also includes a map highlighting community education funding comparisons. It seems like a reasonable standard: No town shall […]

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Senator Moore: Stop The Conflict-Of-Interest Madness

March 3rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

State Senator Marilyn Moore is urging constituents to attend a public forum March 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown in support of a government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies that would enforce the voter-approved City Charter barring city employees from serving on the […]

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The Plainspoken Voice Of Working-Class Voters Returns

February 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · News and Events

Just two years after he was serenaded for his public service following a Democratic primary loss, Ed Gomes returned to the State Senate on Friday following his mighty special election win running on the Working Families Party line to replace the man who defeated him, Andres Ayala, now the commissioner of the Department of Motor […]

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Putting The Brakes On Car Tax Disparities

February 10th, 2015 · 7 Comments · News and Events

Equalizing Connecticut’s car tax structure is picking up speed in the legislative session in Hartford. One of the proposals under discussion is taxing all owners of motor vehicles the same tax rate based on a state average, instead of local tax rates. For instance, Bridgeport’s mil rate is 42 and Greenwich’s is 11. CT Mirror […]

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Malloy To Appointees: Happy Holidays!

December 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Maybe Andres Ayala knew of something extra in his stocking when he accepted Governor Malloy’s appointment as motor vehicle chief. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The holidays will be a little merrier for about 200 appointees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other constitutional officers: They are getting raises ranging from three percent to 12 percent […]

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