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Entries Tagged as 'Dick Blumenthal'

Governor Opposes New Tribal Federal Recognition Rules

February 26th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a letter to President Obama, Governor Dan Malloy protests new regulations that could open the door to federal recognition of the Bridgeport-originated Golden Hill Paugussett tribe that Malloy claims “would have a unique and devastating impact in Connecticut.”

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Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Cops, Education, News and Events

A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:

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Dick Wants Check On Government Snoops, Starts Petition

December 30th, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events

From U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal: After revelations about the government’s sweeping surveillance operations, I’ve demanded fundamental, far-reaching intelligence reforms to protect constitutional rights and civil liberties.

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Leaders Come Together For Discussion About Urban Violence

November 26th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Cops, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Mayor Bill Finch hosted Governor Dannel Malloy Tuesday at a community discussion about urban violence and progress the City has made to reduce crime. “Today, we have a wide range of people represented here,” said Mayor Finch. “Law enforcement. Community organizations. Community leaders. Lawmakers. That’s important because police alone […]

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Malloy In Bridgeport Tuesday For Discussion On Violence Prevention, Suspect In Police Shooting Dies

November 26th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Cops, News and Events

Update: Chief Gaudett statement Governor Dan Malloy is scheduled to be in Bridgeport Tuesday afternoon (today) to join Mayor Bill Finch, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Jim Himes for a panel discussion on violence reduction efforts in Bridgeport and statewide, according to the city’s public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer. The discussion will take place […]

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The Burden Of Public Pensions On Cities

November 18th, 2013 · 4 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

City budget hawks such as David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, and the dogged John Marshall Lee often address the burden of pension costs on Bridgeport and the state of Connecticut. A study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College examines proportional pension costs of cities. Bridgeport ranked number 43 among the 173 U.S. cities examined for […]

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Banking On New Regulations, Golden Hill Native American Group Rekindles Recognition Effort

November 14th, 2013 · 13 Comments · News and Events

The U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs is revisiting regulations so Native American groups must prove continued existence back to 1934, not the rigid 1790 standard federal petition supporters of the Bridgeport-originated Golden Hill Paugussett tribe claim cost federal recognition and opportunities for economic expansion including gaming enterprises that exist for Connecticut’s currently recognized two tribal […]

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