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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

For Ganim, Education Means Appointing School Board Members

November 30th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Education: Ganim’s first year back. On the 2015 campaign trail Joe Ganim uttered the usual stuff about education: fully fund schools, create a 21st century climate, modernize the infrastructure, yadda, yadda, yadda. What he did not expect, however, was appointing one-third of the nine-member Board of Education the second half of his first year back […]

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Budget Migraine, So, You Wanted To Be Mayor Again?

November 29th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Finances: Ganim’s first year back. It was the perfect contrast for Joe Ganim. On the 2015 comeback trail, the former mayor needed to drive a campaign stiletto into incumbent Bill Finch who had a so-so record on taxes starting with his promise to cut taxes $600 as a 2007 candidate only to raise them by […]

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State Opposes Lawsuit Challenging School Choice Restrictions

November 21st, 2016 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Dave Collins, AP: Connecticut officials on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs.

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$2.6 Million For Klein Improvements

November 15th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from state legislative delegation: Representatives Ezequiel Santiago (D-130th), Andre Baker (D-124th), Charlie Stallworth (D-126th), Jack Hennessy (D-127th), Christopher Rosario (D-128th) and Steve Stafstrom (D-129th) are pleased to announce approval by the State Bond Commission of funding for improvements to the Klein Memorial Auditorium facility in Bridgeport.

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Promoting Transparency, Ganim Unveils Financial Website, Lembo: Public Can Dive Into Data

November 3rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Piggybacking a state online financial portal, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday introduced Open Budget that provides insight into city financial information including revenues and expenditures and payments to outside vendors, what Ganim describes as fulfilling a campaign promise for more government transparency. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo joined Ganim declaring Bridgeport the first community in the state […]

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Malloy Signs Sikorsky Deal At HCC

October 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday joined Governor Dan Malloy and other state and city officials for the official deal to keep Sikorsky Aircraft in the state.

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Vo-Tech Schools Build Stronger State Economy

October 27th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

East End-raised Paul Angelucci, vice president of the State Vocational Federation of Teachers, shares this essay on the need to invest in vocational-technical schools. He graduated from Bullard Havens. When Sikorsky executives announced their commitment to stay in Connecticut, they cited our state’s skilled workforce as a main factor in their decision. They are right–we […]

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Ganim’s Historic Comeback Included In WikiLeaks Volumes

October 20th, 2016 · 9 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events

Among the voluminous stacks of hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta comes a little, local WikiLeaks-revealed nugget titled “GOOD READS FROM ELSEWHERE” detailing an article in the Hartford Courant chronicling Joe Ganim’s historic mayoral comeback victory last November.

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