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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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Feds Probe Dem State Party Fundraising

July 22nd, 2016 · 12 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: The office of the U.S. Attorney is convening a criminal grand jury to investigate claims of illegal fundraising by the state Democratic Party for the benefit of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Trump, Clinton Win CT Primaries

April 26th, 2016 · 4 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

See results here.

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State Senator Urges Moore Money In Constituent Pockets, Takes On Low-Wage Job

February 23rd, 2016 · 40 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Marilyn Moore, up for reelection this year, wanted to experience the financial challenges of constituents so she took on a low-wage seasonal job at a retail store last summer. She shares her observations in this commentary that also appeared in the Hartford Courant. During my first year as a state senator, I championed […]

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