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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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Walker: Restore Fiscal Sanity–State Has Highest Combined Tax Burden

May 11th, 2015 · 34 Comments · News and Events

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker issued written testimony today at a legislative hearing in Hartford in which many speakers condemned the Democratic-written tax package. “The truth is,” Walker asserts, “according to the state’s own Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal 2014, Connecticut has the highest liabilities and unfunded pension and retiree health care […]

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Walker Starts New Position With PricewaterhouseCoopers, No Plans To Challenge Blumenthal

March 21st, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General and 2014 Republican primary candidate for lieutenant governor in Connecticut, has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior strategic adviser, according to a post on his Facebook page. Walker will be based in McLean, Virginia.

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Lieberman To Lead Centrist Group No Labels

November 10th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate who supported Republican John McCain for president in 2008, has been named co-chair of No Labels, the national group that seeks common ground among political leaders. Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, co-founded the organization. Walker, who has his Black Rock house […]

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Walker: City Needs Financial Control Board To Restructure Finances

November 1st, 2014 · 26 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker was a featured speaker at a meeting of The Movement, a new coalition offering a public forum to potential mayoral candidates. Walker shares some of the points he touched on in his presentation Thursday night.

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Does “The Movement” For Mayor Beat A Pulse For 2015? Or Flatlined?

October 29th, 2014 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

The Movement “to raise issues facing the citizens of Bridgeport, educate and engage people in fostering real changes” will conduct its third community forum on Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown, featuring former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who has his Black Rock home for sale, as the featured speaker.

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The Search For Bagley’s Replacement, GOP Urges Selection Of Steve Best For School Board

October 23rd, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Megan DeSombre from Education Bridgeport has update on Bagley replacement protocol here John Bagley’s resignation from the Board of Education last week has members of the school board in search of a replacement. Bridgeport’s Republican Party is recommending Steve Best who came up short in an effort to win one of the three minority party […]

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