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Entries Tagged as 'Dick Blumenthal'

Dems Call Republican Tax Plan A Scam, Ransom Payment To GOP Donors, Bad For Connecticut

December 20th, 2017 · 26 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Congressman Jim Himes asserts the Republican tax plan that will likely be signed into law this week will bloat the federal debt, raise the cost of living in Connecticut, lower property values and suppress home ownership.

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Tong: Trump Attacks Families Like Mine

November 28th, 2017 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Rep. William Tong on Tuesday filed paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission forming an exploratory committee for statewide office with a focus on attorney general, Connecticut’s chief civil lawyer. On Monday George Jepsen announced he’ll not seek a third term in 2018. Tong was a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012.

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Jepsen Will Not Seek Third Term, No To Governor Run

November 27th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Attorney General George Jepsen announced on Monday he’ll not seek a third term in 2018, igniting a scramble for a coveted position that has been a stepping stone for pols such as Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal. Jepsen also declared he’ll not be a candidate for governor.

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How To Reduce Shootings, Plus Himes: It Might Prevent The Next One … Or The One After That … Or The One After That

November 6th, 2017 · 36 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Sandy Hook. Las Vegas. Sutherland, Texas. Donald Trump tossed out the default line “mental health” after the latest mass shooting. Some would argue, based on his first-year decisions in office, he knows an awful lot about that subject. Others describe it as a double standard. What if a guy named Mohammad blew up that church? […]

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Puerto Rico Relief Center

October 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release: November 1, 2017 Career Resources, Inc. in collaboration with the American Job Center, The WorkPlace, and Department of Labor, have partnered to officially open the Puerto Rico Relief Center. This initiative is designed to help families transition from Puerto Rico to the Bridgeport Community. The center will provide employment assistance, referrals for housing, […]

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Murphy, Blumenthal To Host Meeting With Puerto Rican Community

October 10th, 2017 · 7 Comments · News and Events

Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal will meet with members of the Puerto Rican community Wednesday, 3:15 pm in Conference Room A of the Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Board Street, to provide an update on relief efforts and receive feedback after Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico without many critical resources such as power, shelter, running […]

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Baraka Named Chair Of Bridgeport Working Families Party, Endorsements For School Board Announced

August 22nd, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Sauda Baraka has carried the banner of the Connecticut Working Families Party since her election to the Board of Education on that line in 2009. She’s leaving the school board in November but her presence with the WFP will remain as the chair of the newly created Bridgeport WFP Town Committee.

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In Praise Of Whitehead And Immigrants, Blumenthal Jabs Trump, ‘What Really Made America Great’

August 14th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Last week U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal engaged in a heated Twitter exchange with Donald Trump regarding a special prosecutor’s probe of the Trump campaign’s complicity with Russia. On Monday Blumenthal took a subtle dig at Trump declaring German aviation innovator Gustave Whitehead–who some historians argue flew before the Wright brothers–embodies the spirit of immigration. He […]

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