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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

Dollar$ For Donut$–Political Heavyweights Percolate Finch’s Campaign Warchest

March 31st, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy bolstered […]

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A Finch, Foster, Ganim Primary?

March 30th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It has the makings of a wild Democratic primary. The election cycle is heating up with former Mayor Joe Ganim scouring the political system for Democratic Town Committee votes and 2011 mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster seriously considering another run in what could be a three-way primary as Mayor Bill Finch, with more than $300,000 in […]

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Herbst: Bridgeport Tax Dollars Should Not Fund Cronyism And Patronage Ahead Of Public Good

March 25th, 2015 · 15 Comments · News and Events

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst pulls no punches in this commentary in support of a state government reform bill to enforce the City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council. In the commentary Herbst criticizes city and state officials and the municipal lobbying arm Connecticut Conference of Municipalities for promoting conflicts of […]

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Malloy, Wyman Create Commission On Youth And Urban Violence

March 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that they are forming a panel of experts and community leaders from a variety of backgrounds who will be charged with reviewing the sources and causes of youth violence in urban areas, as well as developing proposals that […]

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Walker Starts New Position With PricewaterhouseCoopers, No Plans To Challenge Blumenthal

March 21st, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General and 2014 Republican primary candidate for lieutenant governor in Connecticut, has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior strategic adviser, according to a post on his Facebook page. Walker will be based in McLean, Virginia.

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Rabinowitz A Finalist For State Education Chief

March 19th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Bridgeport Interim Schools Interim Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz is one of three individuals being interviewed for the job as the state’s next commissioner of education, she confirmed Thursday.

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Q Poll: Malloy Approval Rating In A Hole, Voters Say Yes To Pot, Assisted Suicide, No More Casinos, No Tolls With Caveat

March 11th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

 From Wednesday’s Q Poll: Fresh from a bruising but victorious reelection battle, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has weak support from Democrats, women and young voters, leaving him with a negative 43 – 47 percent score, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

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CT Post Smacks State Senator Boucher For ‘Unseemly’ Plunge Into Redistribution Of Wealth

March 6th, 2015 · 13 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

It’s the age-old debate, Connecticut’s largest city is the dumping ground to preserve the suburban lifestyle. To paraphrase Bridgeport’s former pit bull City Attorney Larry Merly, large-acre discriminatory zoning in the suburbs forces the heavy concentration of public housing, tax-exempt properties and social institutions into the city … the way to preserve the suburban lifestyle […]

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