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Entries Tagged as 'Dan Malloy'

Walker Whacks State GOP Over Positive Poll Results For Herbst

December 12th, 2017 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, Republican candidate for governor, has declared a “non-scientific” post-debate text survey showing former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst winning, with Walker placing fifth, “inappropriate and grossly misleading.” Walker and Herbst, neither bashful in their observations, are not exactly cuddly Republicans in their quest for the GOP nomination, trading sharp elbows on a number of subjects […]

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Tribes Claim MGM Is Playing The State

December 5th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Hours before MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren who has deep roots in Bridgeport was scheduled to address a packed constituency of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, the state’s two tribal nations unleashed a video challenging the company’s veracity to building a $675 million waterfront casino in the city. MGM and the tribal nations that […]

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State Money For Marina Village Redevelopment

November 20th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy on Monday announced a $1.5 million grant to the Bridgeport Housing Authority, also known as Park City Communities, to help redevelop the troubled Marina Village housing complex, 400 Iranistan Avenue, into a new affordable housing community. The existing structures will be demolished and replaced with multi-family residential units and community space. The announcement […]

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Wyman: Nope To Guber Run

November 16th, 2017 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said Thursday she will not run for governor in 2018, ending months of personal contemplation and political calculation. Her decision deprives the Democratic Party of its highest-profile contender, while sparing it from a campaign that could have struggled to emerge from the shadow of an unpopular […]

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The Day Finch’s Dubious 2012 Ballot Question Was Defeated

November 5th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

In the 2012 general election for president a municipal ballot question appeared that broke records for money spent to influence a city vote: “Shall the City of Bridgeport approve and adopt the Charter changes as recommended by the Charter Revision Commission and approved by the City Council, including education governance reforms.” Translation: Mayor Bill Finch […]

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State Budget Leaves $13 Million Gap In City Budget–Ganim: Voting Yes To Library Question Will Jack Taxes

November 3rd, 2017 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Addressing the media Friday afternoon, Mayor Joe Ganim announced the recently passed state budget, four months late, leaves a gaping $13 million hole in the municipal budget year that began July 1. Ganim also stressed that if city voters approve Tuesday’s ballot question to fund city libraries it will further exacerbate municipal finances and lead […]

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Phew! Malloy Signs Budget

October 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Hey, Connecticut has a budget … four months late. From Governor Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed into law the bipartisan budget agreement reached by members of the General Assembly, highlighting important reforms for strengthening Hartford and other cities, fully-funded state pensions, and other key initiatives championed by his administration. The Governor line-item vetoed […]

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Will Malloy Sign Budget?

October 29th, 2017 · 15 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

From Susan Haigh, Associated Press: (Governor Dan) Malloy has until Wednesday to sign or veto the budget. If he does ultimately sign it into law, the bare-bones executive order the governor has used to approve limited spending without a state budget will be scrapped. Delayed state payments to cities and towns are expected to immediately start […]

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