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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

Monopoly Continues, Tribes Win Third Casino, MGM: See Ya In Court

June 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The State House early Wednesday morning approved the state’s first commercial casino in East Windsor that will be operated by Connecticut’s two tribal nations on non-tribal land to counter a nearly $1 billion gaming facility under construction by MGM in Springfield, Massachusetts. For the Mashantucket and Mohegan nations, their gaming monopoly continues. MGM says the […]

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As State Financial Questions Linger, Council To Meet On Thursday For Override Of Budget

May 23rd, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Hartford is a hot financial mess. Both in city proper and state legislative budget deliberations that decide the flow of dollars to Bridgeport. As a result, to buy time, Mayor Joe Ganim vetoed the no-tax-increase budget approved by the City Council. Now the council is scheduled to meet on Thursday to override the mayor to preserve […]

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Buying Time, Ganim Vetoes Budget

May 19th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

When was the last time a Bridgeport mayor vetoed the city budget waiting on the state to get its act together? That’s what Mayor Joe Ganim has done to buy time as the state legislature works its way toward a state budget negotiating an ocean of red ink. The budget year starts July 1.

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State Elections Enforcement Rules Ganim Ineligible For Public Campaign Funds, Ganim: Likely End Up In Court

May 18th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

As expected, the State Elections Enforcement Commission has ruled Mayor Joe Ganim is ineligible for public campaign funds under Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races that is expected to dole out roughly $40 million to candidates in 2018. They ruled against Ganim citing his public corruption conviction in 2003. See SEEC decision here.

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Hennessy: Money For North End Flood Control, Stallworth: Dough For East Side Library

May 12th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

State Reps Jack Hennessy and Charlie Stallworth announced on Friday state bonding money awards for flood control in the North End and investment in the East Side library branch.

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Ouch! Malloy Slashes Bridgeport Slot Take

May 11th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy’s deficit-mitigation plan to the state legislature may cause more financial pain for municipalities for the budget year ending June 30, including slashing $1.9 million due Bridgeport from the tribal casino slot take. If it goes through it could cause belt tightening for the city to avoid a year-ending deficit with just seven […]

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Jepsen Says No To Misery Of Running For Governor

May 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Attorney General George Jepsen announced Thursday morning on WPLR’s Chaz and AJ show he’ll not be a candidate for governor in 2018. As Jepsen pointed out during the interview what’s the point of putting up with all the “misery” running for governor when he loves his current elected position?

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Jessica Martinez Brings Passion To School Board Race

May 10th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Jessica Martinez, the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s moratorium on magnet and charter schools, says she will be a Democratic candidate for Board of Education. Strap in. It’s gonna be a wild battle.

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