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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

Corruption Fighter Chris Mattei Eyes Run For Governor

April 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He locked up John Rowland on campaign finance charges, prosecuted others for public corruption and went after Wall Street profiteers as a federal prosecutor, now Chris Mattei, a Bridgeport attorney who lives in Hartford, is exploring a Democratic run for governor in what is shaping up as a crowded field on both sides of the […]

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Malloy A Lame Duck? Or Free Bird?

April 15th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If he completes his second term, Dan Malloy will be governor until January 2019. His announcement not to seek a third term has set off an ambitious scramble for coveted state constitutional offices in 2018. Dozens of contenders will now emerge for a variety of offices as pols seek to qualify for the state’s public financing […]

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Malloy Won’t Seek Third Term, Here Come The Candidates

April 13th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Dogged by state finances and poor approval ratings, Democratic Governor Dan Malloy announced on Thursday he will not seek another four-year term in 2018. This announcement will trigger a series of decisions by would-be candidates for statewide office be it governor or other constitutional positions such as comptroller and lieutenant governor.

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State Backs Downtown Affordable Housing Project

April 13th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy announced on Thursday that the Department of Housing will provide up to $3,598,912 to assist Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust’s affordable housing project Downtown.

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Walker, Exploring Statewide Run, Declares ‘State On Edge Of Cliff’

April 10th, 2017 · 72 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

WFSB 3 Connecticut Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General and a 2014 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, announced on Dennis House’s Face The State (video above) that his government and private sector experience make him the strongest potential candidate for governor among the current Republican field for 2018. See Walker website here.

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Legislative Session: Messy

April 9th, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

The CT Mirror’s Paul Stern reports “increasingly frayed nerves in all quarters as the stakes on legislative issues come into sharper focus.” What happens in Hartford directly impacts Bridgeport’s municipal budget now under review for the budget year starting July 1. Mayor Joe Ganim wants to hold the line on taxes with an eye toward […]

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Bridgeport Day State Capitol

April 5th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Representatives of tourist attractions, social service organizations, businesses and schools joined Governor Dan Malloy and Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday for the annual Bridgeport Day at the State Capitol in Hartford. Ganim and Malloy make comments at the two-minute mark of the video that opens with Kathy Maher, executive director of the Barnum Museum and […]

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Ganim Presents Budget To City Council With No Tax Increase, “Predicated On State” Resources

April 4th, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement

Mayor Joe Ganim Monday night led a prayer prior to the start of the City Council meeting hoping perhaps for a little manna from heaven as his proposed budget that holds the line on taxes survives anticipated revenues from the state “running a parallel path” during its budget deliberations.

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