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Entries Tagged as 'David Walker'

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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Walker To City Council: Cut Budget By 10 Percent

March 22nd, 2016 · 32 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, addressed the City Council Monday night with a sobering declaration: “You need to make sure that the total City budget is cut by at least 10% from last year’s levels, and quit approving unreasonable long-term tax abatement deals that only serve to make the situation worse.”

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Lee Educates Public About Money Flow

March 20th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

John Marshall Lee is a man on a financial mission to make government open, accountable and transparent, in what has become an acronym for government officials on every level to eat their OATs. Add an h as in honesty and now you have what he terms an OATH. Lee asks lots of questions in the […]

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Top Stories March 2015: Ganim Moves Closer To Historic Comeback

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]

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Walker Compares Fiscal Integrity By State

December 21st, 2015 · 74 Comments · News and Events

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker is the primary author of a PricewaterhouseCoopers report “designed to shed light on the actual and relative financial position and financial posture of states so that stakeholders will have a better understanding of where their state stands as compared to others.” The Black Rock resident has written often on […]

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Walker: It’s Time To Recognize Ganim Reality, Create A Better Future

November 30th, 2015 · 23 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

As Joe Ganim prepares to resume office Tuesday, city resident David Walker, a former U.S. Comptroller General, writes in an OIB commentary it’s time to “come together to help create a better future both in Bridgeport and Connecticut.” Walker, a 2014 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, also shares thoughts on policy concerns that must be addressed in […]

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Generous Public Employee Compensation A Burden On Taxpayers

July 6th, 2015 · 29 Comments · News and Events

In a commentary that also appears in the Hartford Courant, Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, writes “Connecticut pays its employees an average of 42% more in wages and benefits than large private sector employers.” Walker, a senior strategic advisor for PwC, is joined in the article by Andrew Biggs, a resident scholar […]

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Government Reform Bill Dies In State House, Killed By Union Leadership

June 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The bizarre ending to the General Assembly left some legislative casualties such as the Bridgeport government reform bill, Governor Dan Malloy’s Second Chance initiative and body cameras required for municipal police officers. Looks like the legislature is headed for a special session to address the latter two issues. The reform bill must wait until next […]

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