Former Democratic State Senator Ernie Newton, awaiting word from the court this month on his lawyer’s motion to dismiss criminal charges for alleged campaign finance law infractions, is preening over Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee results he says continues his coalition-building in neighborhoods.
Entries Tagged as 'Don Clemons'
March 6th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
January 28th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Awaiting a legal ruling from a state judge regarding alleged campaign finance law violations, Ernie Newton is weighing campaign options that include running for one of the two legislative seats he once occupied. In preparation for a run he will become a member of the Democratic Town Committee in the 139th District that serves his […]
December 26th, 2013 · 48 Comments · City Council, Firefighters, News and Events
The president of the Firebird Society of Bridgeport has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate concerns about the city’s hiring and promotional practices in the Fire Department he claims have impacted black and female candidates.
November 16th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
We’ve officially segued into the gubernatorial election cycle that includes potentially hot state and federal legislative races. Bridgeport’s state legislative delegation has six State House members and two state senators, all Democrats. Plus, Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala is up for reelection next year. Will she be endorsed by the party? Will she have a primary […]
May 16th, 2013 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
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.
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 […]