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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

‘I Warn You It’s Your Town Next’–Racial Profiling Incident Leads To Legislative Proposal

March 23rd, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

A few decades ago Bridgeport State Senator Alvin Penn was stopped by a Trumbull police officer that triggered racial profiling legislation. The General Assembly’s Public Health Committee on Monday approved legislation that prohibits cops from crossing town lines to enforce municipal code violations, a case stemming from an incident last year involving former Major League […]

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Duff Not Hot For More Slots

February 9th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant: In a major blow for an expansion of gambling, the Senate majority leader said Monday that a proposal to legalize slot machines outside two Indian casinos is dead for this year.

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Stallworth: Ganim’s ‘The Buzz Thing In Bridgeport’

January 25th, 2015 · 56 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The Hartford Courant’s Ed Mahony profiles former Mayor Joe Ganim’s possible run for his old job. Local Democrats are ducking for cover, trying to appear neutral should the glib Ganim challenge Bill Finch, the policy-driven, two-term incumbent, who, an aide said Friday, is pressing the state legislature to broaden anti-corruption laws and bar felons such […]

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Merrill’s Switch-For-Mitch Gaffe Receives Media Traction

January 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: Meanwhile, in the widely read political blog “Only In Bridgeport,” Lennie Grimaldi highlighted the story about the emails that contradicted Merrill’s past statements, and headlined his post: “All In The Family: Merrill Caves To Bridgeport Machine, Rescues Mitch Robles, Gets Caught.”

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All In The Family: Merrill Caves To Bridgeport Machine, Rescues Mitch Robles, Gets Caught

January 22nd, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

This story is getting better every day. State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago, stepson of city sheriff and South End District Leader Mitch Robles, both of whom support tax deadbeat for State Senate Richard DeJesus, prevailed upon Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to rescue pops from prior indiscretions. The switch for Mitch! Gee Denise, was […]

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Newton Guilty Of Campaign Finance Fraud, Cleared On Witness Tampering

January 17th, 2015 · 7 Comments · News and Events

From David Owens, Hartford Courant: A jury has found former state Sen. Ernie Newton guilty of three counts of illegal practices in campaign financing, but innocent of a charge of witness tampering.

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Flood Of Special Interest Money Soiling “Clean Elections” System? More Grease On The Way!

January 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In an era of “clean elections” we’ve never seen so much dark money interests invading campaigns. And more is on the horizon courtesy of the Supreme Court decision a few years ago that allows the influence of independent expenditures.

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Vroom! Malloy Appoints Andres Ayala Motor Vehicle Chief

December 22nd, 2014 · 22 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

During the campaign trail for a second four-year term, Governor Dan Malloy said one of his goals was naming Hispanics to leadership positions in his administration. On Monday Malloy announced he will tap Bridgeport State Senator Andres Ayala as commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. So instead of taking the oath of office for […]

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