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Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'

Will Herbst Campaign Strategy Be On The Mark Against Boughton?

June 4th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

With deep roots in Bridgeport and eight years as first selectman of Trumbull, Tim Herbst carved out a futuristic profile as a fresh-faced outsider who could emerge as a statewide player in Republican politics. He was 29 years old in 2009 when elected chief executive of Trumbull knocking off incumbent Democrat Ray Baldwin. In 2014, […]

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Comparing Bridgeport And Westport, Suburbs Spend More Than Cities

May 30th, 2018 · 13 Comments · News and Events

Connecticut suburbs, per person, spend more than cities. That’s the conclusion of an article by CT Mirror reporters Keith Phaneuf and Clarice Silber. In an examination of wealth inequality, the story declares … “when municipal spending is examined on a per capita basis, it’s Connecticut’s suburbs–and particularly those in Fairfield County–that lead the way in […]

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Ganim’s “Big Ones” Has People Talking–Nerdy Ned Versus Lunch Bucket Joe

May 25th, 2018 · 19 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Chatting at the OIB 10th anniversary party Wednesday night in the Carousel Building of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, where horses go ’round and ’round, former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh who knows all about city political races peered across the room at a grizzled political horse, clipboard in hand, politely asking Democratic guests if they’d sign […]

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The GOP Elephant Stampede

May 11th, 2018 · 8 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Convention fever has hit Connecticut. More than 1,000 delegates will attend the Republican convention at Foxwoods this weekend where up to nine candidates for governor seek the necessary support to make the ballot, among them Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general. Democrats will conduct their convention next weekend.

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Nedheads Rejoice–Lamont Builds Momentum Weeks From Convention

April 27th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state commissioner Jonathan Harris on Friday dropped out of the race for governor to throw his support behind Greenwich entrepreneur Ned Lamont who’s on the verge of front-runner status weeks from the Democratic convention. Last week Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin also left the race.

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Jepsen Opinion A Blow To Tribes’ East Windsor Casino

April 17th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Attorney General George Jepsen strongly warned the legislature Tuesday against allowing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to jointly develop a casino in East Windsor without the approval of the U.S. Interior Department, a condition of the 2017 law permitting the project to compete with MGM Springfield.

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Labor Steps Up For Lamont

April 7th, 2018 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim’s to gain traction, assuming he makes the ballot for the presumed August primary for governor, he’ll likely need to stitch together a constituency that does not include organized labor, generally a force in statewide Democratic primaries. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Ned Lamont, the wealthy Greenwich businessman who electrified progressives with […]

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Young Voices Mobilize Against Gun Violence, Will It Last?

March 25th, 2018 · 30 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Hundreds of communities across the country participated in student-organized rallies against gun violence. In Hartford, Mayor Joe Ganim attended a rally there with city school students and Chief Administrative Officer Kim Staley. See video above. Will the young voices sustain the movement? More from the CT Mirror:

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