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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

Legislative Mileage Reimbursements Pad Pensions, Cheat Taxpayers

January 11th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

You could argue state legislators are showing up to represent their peeps. But, and it’s a big one, should mileage reimbursements pad pensions? Both Democrats and Republicans benefit from this dubious perk.

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Voices Muted By Political Corruption

December 1st, 2016 · 2 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

When State Senator Ed Gomes asserted political forces blocked him from appearing on the August primary ballot, former federal prosecutor Christopher Mattei presented Gomes’ case in court. A judge ordered Gomes’ name on the ballot and he defeated Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley, chair of the Board of Education. Mattei, now an attorney with the Bridgeport-based law […]

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Courant Channels Trump, ‘Dealing With Trump Is Like Riding A Bronco … Every Day A Day At The Rodeo’

October 28th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Hartford Courant scribe Christopher Keating examines Donald Trump’s Connecticut connections. Yes, we’ll highlight any shameless plug. To Lennie Grimaldi, who worked as his chief spokesman back in the 1990s, today’s controversial presidential candidate is very similar to the outspoken developer he worked closely with in Bridgeport. At the time, Trump ranked among the nation’s gambling […]

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Ganim’s Historic Comeback Included In WikiLeaks Volumes

October 20th, 2016 · 9 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events

Among the voluminous stacks of hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta comes a little, local WikiLeaks-revealed nugget titled “GOOD READS FROM ELSEWHERE” detailing an article in the Hartford Courant chronicling Joe Ganim’s historic mayoral comeback victory last November.

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As Rabinowitz Whines About State Throwing Her Under The Bus, How Are Kids Benefiting From Her Work?

October 17th, 2016 · 24 Comments · City Council, Education

The Hartford Courant’s Kathleen Megan chronicles the battle for education policy control in Connecticut’s largest city with an emphasis on the resignation of school chief Fran Rabinowitz. Once again, Rabinowitz asserts, she could not function in her role with the so-called intrusion of one Board of Education member Maria Pereira. But revealing in the article […]

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Worse In Hartford? Connecticut’s Bleeding Cities–Stafstrom: It Doesn’t Matter Who Is Worse Off … State Has Ignored Cities

August 29th, 2016 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

The mil rate in Bridgeport is 54. In Hartford it’s 74–ouch–by far the highest in the state. Mayor Joe Ganim’s spending plan approved by the City Council calls for $4 million in union concessions to balance the budget, some of which he has achieved. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s budget anticipates $15.5 million in municipal givebacks. […]

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Working Families Party Presses Malloy To Support Higher Wages

August 19th, 2016 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Emboldened by key primary wins last week that propelled State Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes, the Connecticut Working Families Party is pressing Governor Dan Malloy to support legislation requiring large companies to pay a state fee for employing workers less than $15 an hour, arguing low-wage workers must rely on public aid programs that […]

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A Sauna Pitt At SHU For Trump Visit

August 14th, 2016 · 29 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Losing steam in the polls and support within the Republican ranks, Donald Trump rolled into Sacred Heart University Saturday night full of blistering attacks. OIB friend Sue Katz was there and shares some images.

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