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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

Public Hearing For Proposed East Side Train Station

January 12th, 2017 · 13 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct a public hearing February 7, 6pm in the first floor cafeteria of Great Oaks Charter School, 510 Barnum Avenue, to share information about the proposed Barnum Station including the environmental impact evaluation. If completed, the East Side development would become a second city train station.

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Mayors Await–Will Malloy Put Words Into Action?

January 10th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

If Governor Dan Malloy runs for a third term in 2018, can he win? If he runs, he must make a whole lot of mayors happy and they make him happy in return. Otherwise, it’s sayonara. Unless, of course, the Republicans put up another flaccid candidate such as Tom Foley.

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Malloy Highlights Pension Reform, Spending Cuts And Education Fairness

January 4th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Facing a projected $1.5 billion state budget deficit with expected financial aid cuts to municipalities, Governor Dan Malloy on Wednesday delivered his State of the State address before a joint session of the Connecticut General Assembly. The governor will present his budget proposal to the legislature next month.

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Kohut Decries Elitist Conspiracy To Stifle Bridgeport Development

January 4th, 2017 · 23 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

City policy wonk Jeff Kohut, a 2011 mayoral candidate, is not bashful declaring the reasons he says Bridgeport development has not advanced like other Connecticut cities. He calls it the Stamford-Greenwich-Hartford “bullying of Bridgeport” to preserve the lower Fairfield County lifestyle, “especially cheap Bridgeport labor.” As the Connecticut General Assembly convenes this week for a […]

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Gomes, Moore Big Winners In 2016

January 1st, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Nationally, 2016 was the political year of Trump. If you like a good rodeo, prepare for a wild ride. But hey, Bridgeport politics is a breeding ground for ups and downs, right?

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Herbst: Padding Pensions Pilfers Taxpayers

December 28th, 2016 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Pondering another run for statewide office in 2018, Trumbull’s Republican First Selectman Tim Herbst writes in a commentary decrying the state’s underfunded pension liability, “There is a pervasive culture in Hartford, where the elite believe there is one set of rules for them and one set of rules for everyone else.” The commentary also appeared […]

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Minimum Wage Increases To $10.10

December 27th, 2016 · No Comments · News and Events

Will the state minimum wage increase to $20.20 in 2020? Nah, but there will be a push in the state legislature to increase it to $15 by then. News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today is reminding Connecticut residents that the minimum wage in the state will be increasing from the […]

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Municipal Sales Tax On Table For Upcoming State Legislative Session

December 22nd, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Senate President Martin Looney, prior to his kidney transplant on Tuesday, filed a series of bills for the legislative session that starts in two weeks including a proposal to authorize municipalities to levy a local sales tax of one-half of one percent, something that if passed would provide a new revenue source to Bridgeport as […]

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