OIB rewind with commentary update from Ayala and Clemons: The national economy is bleeding. The state economy is bleeding. Municipal budgets are bleeding. State revenues are not meeting projections. It’s time to approach Connecticut’s two tribal gaming interests, make them partners, and reopen the compact that provides the state 25 percent of the slot take.
Entries Tagged as 'Don Clemons'
May 16th, 2013 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
May 15th, 2013 · 8 Comments · News and Events
State Rep. Jack Hennessy announced on Tuesday that two Bridgeport colleagues in the State House, Don Clemons and Charlie Stallworth, will support his legislation barring city employees from serving on the City Council–prohibited by the City Charter but allowed by a loophole in state law–with a grandfather stipulation. Hennessy says state legal counsel has advised [...]
April 27th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
Profiles in courage go to Bridgeport State House members Jack Hennessy and Auden Grogins for trying to bring some reform to the City Council whose city employee members approve their own wages and benefits. It’s illegal for federal employees to serve in Congress. It’s illegal for state employees to serve in the state legislature. The [...]
Why Is Anthony Musto Afraid Of Supporting A Good Government Bill That Prohibits City Employees From Serving On The City Council?
April 26th, 2013 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Democratic State Senator Anthony Musto is hearing it from constituents, in emails, phone calls, letters, letters to the editor, from readers of OIB and Connecticut Post. They want him to support a state legislative bill co-sponsored by Bridgeport State House members Jack Hennessy and Auden Grogins that would ban city employees from serving on the [...]
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Hennessy: Good Government Bill “Dead” Without More Local Support–State Legislative Wimps Duck Reform–Grogins Still Hopeful For Passage
April 21st, 2013 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
Update, Includes Petition: State Rep. Jack Hennessy’s legislative bill that would bar city employees from serving on the City Council doesn’t have a pulse without additional support from members of the city’s legislative delegation. “It’s dead. Without Bpt delegation support, the bill is dead,” declared Hennessy’s message in an email to OIB Saturday morning. But [...]
Government Reform Bill To Bar City Employees From Serving On City Council Takes Shape, Possible Committee Vote This Week
March 25th, 2013 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
Legislation introduced by State Rep. Jack Hennessy that seeks to “prohibit municipal employees from serving on any governmental body charged with preparing the municipal budget except when authorized by charter or home rule ordinance” now has official language and is expected to be voted on this week by the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee. The [...]
March 17th, 2013 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics
UPDATE: About 60 people attended Saturday’s forum at the Bridgeport Public Library hosted by Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport regarding the State House bill sponsored by State Representatives Jack Hennessy and Auden Grogins that if passed and signed into law will prohibit city employees from serving on the City Council. Hennessy says too many [...]