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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

Questioning Hartford’s $550 Million Bailout, Ganim issues FOI Request To State Officials

March 29th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Mixing it up on the campaign trail, as one of his rivals for governor Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin receives a massive bailout from his political benefactor Governor Dan Malloy, Mayor Joe Ganim has issued an FOI request to state budget director Ben Barnes and Treasurer Denise Nappier calling into question an “agreement that could bind Connecticut […]

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Jepsen Backs Lamont For Governor

March 26th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Had Attorney General George Jepsen sought Connecticut’s top office he’d likely be the Democratic standard bearer. Eschewing a third term as the state’s top civil attorney, Jepsen on Monday endorsed Ned Lamont for governor declaring “Of all the Democratic candidates, Ned is the only one who can win the November general election.”

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Herbst Whacks Malloy For Bailing Out Pal Bronin–Ganim, Harp: What About Us?

March 23rd, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If you want a third term for Governor Dan Malloy, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin is your guy. Maybe that’s why Malloy has engineered a massive debt bailout for Hartford’s Bronin who’s eyeing the governor’s office. What’s Malloy doing for Bridgeport, the state’s largest city? Republican gubernatorial candidate former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst calls the […]

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Mario Kneads Pizza Dough While Needing Delegates For Ganim–A Glimpse Into The Testa Brain

March 22nd, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If you’re a state political operative strutting into the Madison Avenue restaurant of Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa, or even his pizzeria near the Brooklawn area a spit across the Fairfield line, remember two key things: 1. he generally takes a siesta around lunchtime; 2. don’t come calling unless you have delegates to trade. That’s […]

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Lauretti Supports Competitive Casino Process–’Competition Drives Innovation’

March 19th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, Republican candidate for governor, testified on Friday before the legislature’s Public Safety Committee in support of a bill for an open, competitive process with Bridgeport in play for a waterfront gaming destination. The bill passed the legislative committee and now requires passage by the State House and Senate. In his testimony […]

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Vote Early And Often For Governor By Candidate Preference

March 12th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Who says Only In Bridgeport do we vote early and often? Our friends at the New Haven Independent have created a unique ballot featuring 22 potential candidates for governor. The survey allows you to select candidates by order of preference. Why be limited to just one vote, right? With this poll you can rank the […]

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The Politics Of Prayer–Ministers Unleash Big Dogs For Development Bite

March 11th, 2018 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

PSEG’s conversion of the state’s last coal plant to a gas-fired facility in the South End includes a $500 million investment, mega tax dollars to the city as well as a job apprenticeship training program as part of a community benefits agreement. City ministers have meowed to City Council members that the company isn’t doing […]

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Senator Markley: Tolls Another Way For State To Pick Our Pockets

March 9th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

The state is broke and needs new revenue sources. Supporters of tolls say it’s one solution. State Senator Joe Markley, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, writes in this commentary that implementing tolls is “just one more tax, another way for the state to pick our pocket.”

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