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Reminder: September Primary Is On A Wednesday

August 31st, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Due to the Rosh Hashana Jewish holiday, primary day will take place Wednesday September 16 and not a traditional Tuesday. New voters have until Tuesday September 15 at noon to register for primaries while unaffiliated voters can enroll with a major party to vote in the primary, according to the state’s chief elections official Secretary […]

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Rev. Lee Protests Tribute Reversal, Mayor’s Office Cites Misunderstanding, Thanks Her For Service

August 12th, 2015 · 91 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Video features OIB commenter Steven Auerbach in verbal exchange with Mary McBride Lee. Charging Mayor Bill Finch meddled politically in a tribute to honor Rev. Mary McBride Lee’s march at Selma in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the city councilor and supporters protested Tuesday in front of the Margaret […]

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City Councilor Mary McBride Lee Honored On 50th Anniversary Of Voting Rights Act

August 6th, 2015 · 24 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart weighs in here From Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today honored Bridgeport Reverend and City Councilor Mary McBride Lee with a citation on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act being signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Reverend […]

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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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