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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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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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