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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

As Cranky Budget Looms, Malloy To Address Business Community

April 26th, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Governor Dan Malloy Wednesday afternoon will address the city’s business community for an update on the latest session of the General Assembly at the Holiday Inn Downtown. This has been another difficult budget cycle for Malloy who’s sparring with Democratic legislative leaders on how to close a roughly $900 million projected deficit for the budget […]

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Coviello Wants To Pancake Baker

April 15th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Realtor Charlie Coviello, a multiple-mayoral candidate, is biting off a lot less real estate in his latest effort for public office. He’s challenging State Rep. Andre Baker in Connecticut’s 124th State House District that covers the East End and runs up to a portion of the Upper East Side. Baker is also an elected member […]

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Ganim: Malloy Budget Cuts Devastating–Will State Legislature Rescue City?

April 14th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

The financial scenario is ugly. Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday issued a distress letter to department heads that calls Governor Dan Malloy’s state budget cuts potentially “devastating.” Malloy is trying to close a nearly $1 billion projected deficit for the budget year starting July 1. Malloy axed, according to Ganim, $8 to $10 million in […]

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Young Gun Dennis Bradley Versus The Warrior Ed Gomes For State Senate

April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Last summer was the craziest election season in Connecticut’s largest city. Joe Ganim stormed back to make redemption history, upsetting Bill Finch in a September primary relegating Finch the first mayor in city history to lose a primary. How do you top that? Likely never. But when it comes to politics, Bridgeport is the city […]

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Piranha Power, Pereira Launches Candidacy To Unseat Ganim’s Guy State Rep Stallworth

April 8th, 2016 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Claiming State Rep. Charlie Stallworth is an absentee legislator, Board of Education member Maria Pereira has filed state paperwork to challenge the veteran State House member, also a staffer of Mayor Joe Ganim, in an August Democratic primary. Stallworth, a city minister, won a special election in 2011 for Connecticut’s 126th State House District replacing long-time […]

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Political Machine Or Sputtering Jalopy? Democratic Party Endorsement Often Overrated In Primary Battles

April 4th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The facts speak to this as well covering Democratic Party endorsements in recent years for high profile races. For example:

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Phew! Sighs Ganim–Legislature Preserves City Funding As He Prepares Local Budget

March 30th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

One week before he submits the first budget of JG2 to the City Council, Mayor Joe Ganim is breathing a sigh of relief courtesy of the state legislature that on Tuesday approved a budget deal closing a deficit for this fiscal year while preserving funds for Connecticut’s most populous city. The legislative action is significant […]

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State Funds For Housatonic And Center For Family Justice

March 24th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

About $3 million for improvements at Housatonic Community College and $479,018 for The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault were among the recipients of funds from the state Bond Commission on Thursday. The $479,018 will fund renovations and improvements to its building at 753 Fairfield Avenue to […]

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