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Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'

City Receives Car Tax Reimbursement Money From State

April 11th, 2018 · 3 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 News release from city’s legislative delegation: The city of Bridgeport is slated to receive $3.1 million in supplemental car tax reimbursement money after the Bridgeport legislative delegation fought to secure the release of the funds from the state Office of Policy and Management.

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Meet Carolyn Vermont, State Senate Candidate

April 3rd, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Senate seat of a retiring Ed Gomes is among the hottest legislative races this election cycle. The presumed Democratic primary in August features school board member Dennis Bradley who lost a 2016 primary to Gomes, Gomes’ former legislative aide Aaron Turner and Carolyn Vermont, former local NAACP leader. Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District covers […]

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Working Families Party Releases Endorsement Questionnaires

March 26th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

If you’re a candidate for state or federal office and seek the endorsement of the Connecticut Working Families Party, check out its questionnaire here.

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Vermont Enters State Senate Race

March 19th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former Greater Bridgeport NAACP leader Carolyn Vermont has joined Aaron Turner and Dennis Bradley as State Senate candidates vying to fill the seat of a retiring Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd District that covers about two thirds of Bridgeport and a piece of western Stratford.

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Revamped Casino Resort Bill Passes Key Legislative Committee

March 16th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

What appeared dead is still alive. The state legislature’s Public Safety Committee by a 22-3 vote Friday afternoon approved a bill that calls for an open, competitive process with Bridgeport in play as the host city for a waterfront gaming facility. What changed? The original bill called for scrapping last year’s approval by the legislature for […]

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Rigged–Senator Larson Throws Another Back-Room Hissy Fit To Kill The Casino Bill–Gomes: They Treat Bridgeport Like Shit

March 16th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Update: Casino bill on agenda. On Thursday a stream of testimony came before the legislature’s Public Safety Committee urging an open, competitive process to select a commercial gaming operator with Bridgeport in play as host city. Several weeks ago East Hartford State Senator Tim Larson, co-chair of the committee, attempted to block the very public hearing […]

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Great Caesar’s Ghost! Two More Years For Testa–Will Chairman Cut Desperate Delegate Deal With AG Candidate Tong Whose Treasurer Is Casino Bill Killer?

March 16th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Testa in Italian means head. Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa received the votes by acclamation (less one) to once again head the Democratic Town Committee for two more years. He had no opposition. On this Ides of March, the party leader who has been described occasionally by political opponents “little Caesar” […]

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Bradley Announces For State Senate

March 16th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

News release from Dennis Bradley: In front of over 500 friends, family members and supporters, Dennis Bradley announced his candidacy for the 23rd Senate District. Bradley’s announcement came in the middle of a “Thank You” celebration sponsored by BDK Law Group. The event was held on the top floor of Dolphin’s Cove Restaurant in the heart […]

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