State House members Auden Grogins and Jack Hennessy must feel like it’s us against the world when it comes to Hennessy’s proposed legislation HB-5724 if approved by the legislature and signed into law would bar city employees from serving on the City Council and remove, they say, conflicts of interest on the city’s legislative body [...]
Entries Tagged as 'David Pia'
February 28th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
November 17th, 2010 · 17 Comments · Interviews, News and Events
It was a night to vent and that’s what a few dozen speakers did Tuesday night at City Hall Annex. Roughly 100 attended the meeting of the informal elections committee appointed by Mayor Bill Finch and chaired by former Mayor Nick Panuzio (see interview with Nick above) tasked with reviewing the Election Day debacle of [...]
November 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Interviews
Interview with State Rep. Chris Caruso following election committee meeting Tuesday night at City Hall Annex.
November 3rd, 2010 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
On a day a whole bunch of souls made it to the polls, who were the goats and who were the toasts? Yes, Bridgeport can lay claim, especially if Dan Malloy’s guber win holds up (expect the GOP to contest in court) to be a kingmaker. The city produced, including State Rep. Chris Caruso and [...]
Ugly: Running Out Of Ballots, Poll Hours Extended For Some City Voting Precincts, Plus: 8 p.m. Returns
November 2nd, 2010 · 38 Comments · News and Events
11 p.m. update: Unofficial numbers show Congressman Jim Himes blowing away Republican Dan Debicella in Bridgeport while running competitive in several suburban towns. Superior Court orders half city polling places remain open until 10 p.m. It’s gonna be a long night, and into tomorrow. These precincts were open until 10: Park City Longfellow Beardsley Read Central [...]
November 1st, 2010 · 19 Comments · State Politics
When folks in some Trumbull churches on Sunday returned to their parked vehicles following service they found the following flier on their windshield. “THE HOTTEST PLACES IN HELL ARE RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO IN TIME OF MORAL CRISIS PRESERVE THEIR NEUTRALITY” They say this election is all about the economy and jobs; while I may agree [...]
October 26th, 2010 · 21 Comments · City Budget, Cops, State Politics
Give me a show of hands. Are you excited? Do you care about the election? In one week a lot of charges, counter-charges, flame-throwing advertisements, ugly allegations will be settled. GOP US Senate candidate Linda McMahon will spend $50 million against Democrat Dick Blumenthal, not exactly a political pauper himself. Good grief, Linda will spend more [...]