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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

Malloy To Police Chiefs: Local Police Should Not Take Action Solely To Enforce Federal Immigration Law

February 22nd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the commissioners of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Department of Correction, and the State Department of Education today announced that–in response to increasing concerns regarding the impact that a recent presidential executive order on immigration matters and corresponding implementation memos […]

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Governor’s Budget Destroys After-school Programs

February 22nd, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport Director of Youth Services Tammy Papa on Tuesday told the state legislature’s Elementary and Secondary Education Appropriations Subcommittee that Governor Dan Malloy’s budget proposal will cripple after-school programs for thousands of kids.

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Malloy Wants To Uncork Price Regulations On Spirits

February 20th, 2017 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Opposed by the state liquor lobby in the past, Governor Dan Malloy has proposed a bill to lift liquor pricing regulations that prevents retailers from setting “the prices of the products that they put on the shelves in their own stores …” If we had a law that forced stores to sell bread for a […]

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Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]

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Pereira Issues Call To Action On Governor’s Education Allocation

February 18th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

School board member Maria Pereira is urging education advocates to attend or issue testimony regarding the state legislature’s Education Committee’s public hearing Tuesday on Governor Dan Malloy’s proposed education spending. From Pereira:

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Is The Train A Gain For City?

February 17th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a commentary published first by the CT Post, commuter advocate Jim Cameron wonders if the brakes should be slammed on the proposed $300 million train station for the East Side advanced under the mayoral administration of Bill Finch. Note to Cameron: Bridgeport was never called the “Brass City” (although Bridgeport Brass was located there) and […]

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Step Right Up! Former BarFest Ringmaster Mark Lauretti Running For Governor

February 15th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

With deep roots in Bridgeport and a strong story to tell about a mega grand list that has kept taxes down, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti says he will formally announce his candidacy for governor next month joining a potentially large Republican field for the 2018 gubernatorial cycle. Lauretti was elected mayor in 1991, the same […]

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Revenue Resuscitation, Debating Malloy’s Hospital Tax To Cure City Finances

February 14th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

Is Governor Dan Malloy’s hospital tax proposal just what the doctored ordered to aid fiscally troubled cities? Malloy’s two-year, $40 billion budget proposal calls for a new property tax on hospitals expected to raise more than $200 million statewide with about $20 million of that earmarked to Bridgeport from its two acute care facilities. It’s […]

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