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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

Ganim Fundraiser Rakes In Roughly $150K

March 24th, 2017 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

It was like old times again Thursday night for Mayor Joe Ganim and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. A full house of more than 300 in the ballroom of Testo’s Restaurant hauled in an estimated $150,000 for the mayor’s 2019 reelection campaign. Why wait for the last minute?

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‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless’ Bus Tour Protest, The ‘Port To Greenwich

March 23rd, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From the Working Families Party BRIDGEPORT & GREENWICH–On Saturday, March 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Working Families Organization and tax justice advocates will call on Governor Malloy and state legislators to stop protecting the state’s billionaire financiers, who drain Connecticut’s economy by paying almost 20% lower tax rates than ordinary taxpayers with little return […]

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Ganim Seeks State Approval To Borrow To Pay Off Unfunded Pension Liability

March 22nd, 2017 · 36 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

With city Bond Counsel John Stafstrom at his side and a nod to his nephew State Rep. Steve Stafstrom, a member of the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee, Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday urged passage of a proposal to allow municipalities to bond the unfunded pension liability for the Municipal Employees Retirement System that Ganim […]

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Gomes To Host Public Forum On Recreational Marijuana

March 21st, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Will legalizing pot create a pot of money for Connecticut? State lawmakers are examining the legalization and regulation of marijuana to bolster a cash-strapped budget. State Senator Ed Gomes will host a forum on the pros and cons of recreational marijuana March 27, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Beacon Hall Event Center of Housatonic […]

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Ganim Mines Opposition Money In Fundraising Push

March 13th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Political operatives of Mayor Joe Ganim in a push to maximize moolah for his big ticket March 23rd fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant are mining campaign donations from his 2015 opponents.

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The Leap Of Faith, Factoring Uncertain State Dollars Into Local Budget Plan

March 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

Four weeks from submitting a spending plan to the City Council per City Charter regulation, Mayor Joe Ganim’s finance team is trying to determine just how Governor Dan Malloy’s budget proposal, with many moving parts, will impact the new city budget that begins July 1. Malloy’s budget is currently in the hands of the state […]

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Moore To Host State Budget Listening Tour

March 4th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events

State Senator Marilyn Moore, who represents Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe, will conduct listening tours on Governor Dan Malloy’s proposed $40 billion state budget that’s being examined by the state legislature. She will meet with constituents in all three communities.

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Ganim: State Must Invest In Urban Schools

March 2nd, 2017 · 12 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

In written testimony submitted Tuesday to the state legislature’s Education Committee, Mayor Joe Ganim declares “I must tell each of you that for a city like Bridgeport that has suffered decades of massive under-funding of our public schools to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, sitting in that courtroom last September and listening […]

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