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Gomes Qualifies For Public Campaign Dough

July 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senate candidate Ed Gomes will have roughly $95,000 to spend in his quest to win reelection as a result of being approved for public financing. His primary opponent State Rep. Andres Ayala has already qualified. Ernie Newton is awaiting word on his application. From Joshua Foley, State Elections Enforcement Commission:

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Mayor Urges Passage Of Red Light Camera Bill

April 16th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch joined several mayors and police chiefs today in support of the legislative act known as “The Red Light Camera Bill” designed to increase intersection safety and potentially increase revenue for cash-strapped communities. Connecticut mayors submitted the following letter as testimony to House Speaker Chris Donovan and Senate President Donald Williams.

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Pelto: ‘Elected BOE Faces Almost Certain Death’

March 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Jonathan Pelto, Connecticut political analyst, weighs in with his take on the state of city schools courtesy of his site jonathanpelto.com: Returning from the “dead” – Bridgeport’s elected Board of Education faces almost certain death. The Mayor of Bridgeport wants the city’s Board of Education out. One option would be to follow the lead of Hartford and […]

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Will Legislators Rally To Finch’s Request?

March 1st, 2012 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch is seeking legislative support to retroactively blunt the Connecticut Supreme Court reversal of the state takeover of city schools. Can the clock be turned back? A report from the Hartford Courant: General Assembly leaders met Thursday afternoon to discuss the Supreme Court’s rejection of the state takeover of the Bridgeport Board of […]

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Newton Faces House On Sunday

February 18th, 2012 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From Dennis House, host of Face the State, Sunday on Channel 3. Disgraced former State Senator Ernest Newton is seeking his old job back two years after finishing a prison term for corruption. In his first extended television interview since announcing his candidacy, the Bridgeport Democrat laid the foundation of his political comeback.

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Finch Rolls Out Endorsements

September 23rd, 2011 · 20 Comments · City Politics

From the Finch campaign: State Democratic Leadership Endorse Finch for Mayor. Former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT4) today endorsed Mayor Bill Finch in his bid for reelection.

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Foster To State: Do The Right Thing For Schools

July 20th, 2011 · 13 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

In her latest news release Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster urges the state to bring in a special master, as it has authorized for the town of Windham, to oversee city schools. Many community activists are unhappy that the state, at the request of local education leaders and Mayor Bill Finch, has blowtorched the Bridgeport Board […]

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Foster Challenges Finch’s Pension Payment Delay

June 2nd, 2011 · 39 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster says Mayor Bill Finch has his head in the sand when it comes to the city’s budget challenges. The mayor has delayed millions in city pension payments to avoid an election-year tax increase. Finch has appealed to the Connecticut Legislature to approve breathing room on pension payments in the hope of a […]

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