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Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'

Fur Flies In State Senate Contest, Bradley Fends Off Charges

May 22nd, 2018 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: see complaint here. School Board member Dennis Bradley who’s expected to receive the endorsement Wednesday night for State Senate in the 23rd District is fending off charges by opponent Aaron Turner of an inappropriate financial overture to a Stratford mayoral candidate. The district includes roughly two thirds of Bridgeport and a portion of western […]

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Not Going Away: MGM Casino Supporters Pledge To Continue Push

May 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Government, business and neighborhood supporters of MGM’s proposal for a $675 million waterfront gaming destination gathered on Tuesday to reassert they will continue the battle for an open, competitive process during the January, 2019 legislative session.

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Deecken, GOP State Senate Candidate, Decries Tribal Gaming Monopoly Against Bridgeport’s Interests

May 10th, 2018 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Gaming monopolies are bad for taxpayers. It’s impossible for taxpayers to get the best deal without a competitive process showing all the financial cards. That’s the message from Richard Deecken, Republican candidate for State Senate in Connecticut’s 22nd District challenging incumbent Democrat Marilyn Moore. Deecken issued a response to the State Senate not taking up […]

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State Legislators Urge More City Funds For Schools

April 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

The battle for more bucks is on. Tuesday, 6 pm in City Council chambers education advocates will beseech the City Council to appropriate more dollars for the Board of Education. In advance of the public hearing, the city’s eight-member state legislative delegation that lobbies additional state dough is urging Mayor Joe Ganim and the council […]

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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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