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Entries Tagged as 'David Walker'

Walker Makes Video Pitch For State-Created Financial Control Board

July 16th, 2016 · 41 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, has issued a video appeal for creation of a financial control board to oversee city finances. Such a process would require support of Governor Dan Malloy and the state legislature. Mayor Joe Ganim who opposes state financial oversight inherited a Bridgeport Financial Review Board upon his election in November […]

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Fireworks At City Council Meeting, Angry Taxpayers Vent At Mayor, Council Over Hike

July 6th, 2016 · 107 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Update, includes video: More than 400 vexed taxpayers, most from the higher assessed Black Rock neighborhood, vented on Mayor Joe Ganim in a jammed City Council chambers Tuesday night about their tax bills in a revaluation year. And he let them spew in a noisy night punctuated by booing, hissing and chanting and calls for […]

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Walker And Company Plan Earful For City Council

July 2nd, 2016 · 128 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker is ripping mad over the tax increase on his Black Rock home. He intends to air out his lungs during the public speaking portion of the City Council meeting Tuesday night.

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What’s In Your Tax Bill? Do The Dollars Make Sense?

June 28th, 2016 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Tax bills for real estate and motor vehicles have started hitting mailboxes to finance the municipal budget year starting July 1. Are you beaming or screaming? Or something in between?

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Despite Wealth, State Deep In Debt

May 31st, 2016 · 12 Comments · News and Events

Debt burden. It’s something Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, has railed against locally and nationally. He has often cited Connecticut’s burdensome debt ratio as well. The more governments borrow the more it costs taxpayers, as cited in a new analysis.

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City Council Sets Mil Rate, Ganim Signs Budget, Claims Lower Tax Burden, Walker: Disease Has Not Been Treated

May 27th, 2016 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Friday he has signed a $552 million budget approved by the City Council that sets a mil rate at 54.37 for real estate and personal property and includes a motor vehicle mil rate at 37 per a state-mandated cap. Ganim asserts, despite the rate increase from the current year […]

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Book Schools City Council On Minority Party Representation

May 18th, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

One-party rule is a disservice to taxpayers. That’s the message Republican candidate for State House Ethan Book shared with the City Council Monday night, urging the legislative body–all of them Democrats–to examine the benefits of minority party representation. Ethan Book can be reached at 203.943.0045, newenglimo@aol.com.

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Walker: Budget Clock Is Ticking, Time To Take Action

April 4th, 2016 · 27 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, addressed the City Council Monday night urging the body “to cut spending, transform City Government, and restructure retirement plans in an equitable and sustainable fashion. Failure to do so will serve to demonstrate that Bridgeport City Government cannot do what needs to be done to put […]

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