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The Plainspoken Voice Of Working-Class Voters Returns

February 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · News and Events

Just two years after he was serenaded for his public service following a Democratic primary loss, Ed Gomes returned to the State Senate on Friday following his mighty special election win running on the Working Families Party line to replace the man who defeated him, Andres Ayala, now the commissioner of the Department of Motor […]

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Public Hearing For Conflict Of Interest Bill Before State Legislature

February 27th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Library, News and Events, State Politics

State Representative Jack Hennessy is inviting all Bridgeport residents to speak on the Conflict of Interest House Bill #5886 that impacts Bridgeport and the state. The public hearing will take place Monday, March 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor meeting hall in the Bridgeport Public Library, 925 Broad Street, Downtown.

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Merrill: ‘Enough Is Enough’–Wants Registrars Unelected

February 25th, 2015 · 25 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut’s chief elections official Denise Merrill, who’s elected by the people, is proposing to do away with elected registrars in favor of one serving that role as an appointed official. In a news release, Merrill says “Connecticut is the only state in the country that leaves election administration to two partisan locally elected officials.” From […]

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What? No AB-racadabra (Not Yet, Anway)

February 3rd, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Three weeks before the February 24 special election for State Senate, not one official absentee ballot has been returned to the Town Clerk’s Office. What’s going on around here in the land of absentee ballot magicians?

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Dreher Wins Spot On Republican Line For State Senate

January 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

A paperwork processing glitch that had denied Republican Quentin Dreher a ballot spot for the February 24th special election for State Senate was rescued Friday by a court action filed by former Republican State Senator Rob Russo and approved by Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis.

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Merrill’s Switch-For-Mitch Gaffe Receives Media Traction

January 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: Meanwhile, in the widely read political blog “Only In Bridgeport,” Lennie Grimaldi highlighted the story about the emails that contradicted Merrill’s past statements, and headlined his post: “All In The Family: Merrill Caves To Bridgeport Machine, Rescues Mitch Robles, Gets Caught.”

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All In The Family: Merrill Caves To Bridgeport Machine, Rescues Mitch Robles, Gets Caught

January 22nd, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

This story is getting better every day. State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago, stepson of city sheriff and South End District Leader Mitch Robles, both of whom support tax deadbeat for State Senate Richard DeJesus, prevailed upon Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to rescue pops from prior indiscretions. The switch for Mitch! Gee Denise, was […]

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Baker In The House

January 8th, 2015 · 12 Comments · News and Events

From Alberto Negron, State House spokesman:

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