If he completes his second term, Dan Malloy will be governor until January 2019. His announcement not to seek a third term has set off an ambitious scramble for coveted state constitutional offices in 2018. Dozens of contenders will now emerge for a variety of offices as pols seek to qualify for the state’s public financing […]
Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'
April 15th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
April 12th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Joe Ganim persuaded enough Bridgeport voters to take him back in 2015. Now he’s reaching for a higher bar, convincing Connecticut voters to give him a look as he ponders a statewide run in 2018. Part of that process is meeting with editorial boards of newspapers such as the Hartford Courant.
March 15th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
The state legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee on Wednesday sent two casino bills to the full General Assembly for debate, one a third casino operated by the state’s two tribal nations and the other for a competitive gaming process backed by Bridgeport State House members Chris Rosario and Ezequiel Santiago.
January 29th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events
From Daniela Altimari, Hartford Courant: George Jepsen, Connecticut’s low-key attorney general, is emerging as a leading player in the burgeoning, blue state resistance to the Trump agenda.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.