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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

Bradley Grabs Dem Endorsement For State Senate, Gomes: Bring It On

May 24th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Board of Education Chair Dennis Bradley Monday night won a close Democratic endorsement over incumbent Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District. The delegate vote was 30 to 24 at Testo’s Restaurant. Get set for an August primary.

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Bridgeport Graduation Rate Down

May 24th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

While Governor Dan Malloy touted a record-high state graduation rate the other day, the state’s largest city still lags way behind. CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck has more:

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Workshop For Barnum Station Rail Plan On East Side

May 23rd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A kickoff workshop for transit oriented development around the proposed Barnum Station on the East Side will take place Tuesday 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Summerfield United Methodist Church, 110 Clermont Avenue. For more on the project see here.

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Malloy Claims Graduation Rates Hit Record High

May 23rd, 2016 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell today announced that graduation rates in the state reached a record high in 2015–hitting 87.2 percent, significantly higher than the national average of 82.3 percent.

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Malloy: Low-Risk Misdemeanor Detainees Expensive To Taxpayers

May 16th, 2016 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Today, the Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy released May 16, 2016 numbers for those accused of low-risk, misdemeanor crimes who are currently in jail awaiting trial. Often, many of those pre-trial detainees are in prison because they cannot come up with even a few hundred dollars in bail.

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Facing A Primary Challenge, Urban Warrior Ed Gomes Advances Second-Chance Agenda

May 5th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The state budget is still a mess of red ink that will require a special session of the state legislature next week to close a nearly $1 billion gap. In the closing days of the regular session that ended Wednesday, State Senator Ed Gomes shepherded several initiatives including passage of the Fair Chance Employment act […]

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State Senate Approves Restructuring Of Public Safety Pension Payments

May 4th, 2016 · 25 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Today (Wednesday) is the last day of the legislative session in Hartford. What happens there has huge impact on what happens with the weary budget of Connecticut’s most populous city. The State Senate Tuesday night at the urging of State Senator Ed Gomes voted to allow the city to delay public safety pension payments to […]

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Paging Mario Testa, Is Maria Pereira The New Chris Caruso?

May 4th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

When Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa set the party endorsement date for mayor and other municipal offices last July in the comeback summer of Joe Ganim, he organized it on the first possible date allowed by the election calendar in what appeared to be a nod to Ganim to enjoy the maximum amount of time […]

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