Dogged by state finances and poor approval ratings, Democratic Governor Dan Malloy announced on Thursday he will not seek another four-year term in 2018. This announcement will trigger a series of decisions by would-be candidates for statewide office be it governor or other constitutional positions such as comptroller and lieutenant governor.
Entries Tagged as 'David Walker'
April 13th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
April 10th, 2017 · 72 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
WFSB 3 Connecticut Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General and a 2014 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, announced on Dennis House’s Face The State (video above) that his government and private sector experience make him the strongest potential candidate for governor among the current Republican field for 2018. See Walker website here.
April 3rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem, Bridgeport’s philanthropic rose who carried herself with grace whether publisher of the Bridgeport Post-Telegram newspapers, the only female Barnum Festival ringmaster or quiet community generosity for decades, passed away Saturday night.
March 27th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events
A week from submitting his budget proposal to the City Council, Mayor Joe Ganim is banking on legislative approval to allow municipalities to bond unfunded pension liability that would save millions in debt service payments. The bill cleared the state legislature’s Planning and Development Committee on Friday, but questions linger as it awaits a full vote […]
February 2nd, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
This will give some city leaders stomach cramps. Governor Dan Malloy proposed on Thursday the creation of a Municipal Accountability Review Board so that “the state will be poised to intercede early to put struggling local governments on a path to sustainable fiscal health before they are on the brink of a fiscal crisis.” Translation: lose […]
January 18th, 2017 · 22 Comments · News and Events
Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, writes in a commentary that also appears in the Washington Times that “The federal government’s ultimate fiscal goal should be to reduce and stabilize debt/GDP at a reasonable and sustainable level …”
October 29th, 2016 · 97 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim is implementing a suggestion by State Rep. Steve Stafstrom to create a financial task force to serve as an adviser for long-term fiscal stability.