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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

How Will Finch And City Council Handle Election-Year Budget?

March 2nd, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

In about four weeks Mayor Bill Finch will submit his proposed budget to the City Council for the spending year starting July 1 as he seeks a third four-year term with the specter of city revaluation of taxable property kicking in next year. Finch did not raise taxes in 2011, his last election-year budget. This […]

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Malloy Announces Funds To Expand Preschool Slots

March 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport will receive $460,000 in state funds to expand preschool slots, according to an announcement today by Governor Dan Malloy. See the city’s application here.

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Judge Grogins Issues Oath Of Office To Steve Stafstrom

February 28th, 2015 · 4 Comments · News and Events

It’s not often the person you replace in the state legislature issues the oath of office. That happened Friday when Steve Stafstrom raised his hand before his predecessor, Superior Court Judge Auden Grogins whom he followed to represent Connecticut’s 129th State House District in Bridgeport.

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Steady Eddy, Gomes Cruises To Victory Over DeJesus And Moales, Regains State Senate Seat

February 24th, 2015 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Riding a 100-strong ground operation, name recognition and the tax baggage of his chief opponents, 79-year-old Ed Gomes easily reclaimed the State Senate seat he lost in 2012 in a historic win running on the Connecticut Working Families Party line, over Democratic-endorsed Ricky DeJesus and petitioning candidate Ken Moales, a member of the Board of […]

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You Happy About Malloy’s Budget Proposal?

February 18th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Education

Municipal budgets are often at the mercy of state spending. Governor Dan Malloy’s budget proposal will certainly engage education advocates upset about flat funding of traditional education while increasing support to charter schools that operate independently from traditional school districts. Malloy’s budget is now in the hands of the state legislature.

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Malloy Proposes Cut In Sales Tax

February 16th, 2015 · 3 Comments · News and Events

News release from Governor Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the biennial budget that he will unveil on Wednesday includes a plan to lower the sales tax to 5.95 percent–the lowest level the state has seen since 1971–by reforming the sales tax and eliminating certain exemptions.

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Say It Loud, Say It Clear: Forgiveness

February 6th, 2015 · 16 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Bill Finch, former Mayor Joe Ganim, former State Senator Ernie Newton and Governor Dan Malloy gather under one roof together, might as well be a church where second chance was the subject. More from CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart: Forgiveness was in the air. So was irony.

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