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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

Trump, Clinton Win CT Primaries

April 26th, 2016 · 5 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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Andres Ayala Resigns As DMV Chief

January 20th, 2016 · 12 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Senator Andres Ayala’s service as DMV chief has crashed. What will Ayala do next? From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: Andres Ayala Jr. has submitted his resignation as state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner after a nightmarish year of problems–including snafus with a new computer system, a tripling of wait times for DMV customers, erroneous […]

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Ganim’s Fiscal Stability, Department Heads, Bluefish Baseball Attract Crowds

November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.

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The ‘Yahoo’ Factor–Ganim Capitalized On Finch’s Gaffes

November 6th, 2015 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, Library

The hand-wringing swamping the Bridgeport business community, the editorial board of the Connecticut Post, various media outlets in the state such as the Hartford Courant and a sundry of national concerns befuddled by Joe Ganim’s resurgent comeback fails to examine the failures by incumbent Mayor Bill Finch that opened the door to Ganim’s traction. If Finch […]

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Comeback Kid! Ganim Regains Mayoralty In Big Historic Fashion

November 3rd, 2015 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s now mayor-elect Ganim. Former Mayor Joe Ganim has cemented his quest for voter redemption, handily winning back his old job, according to unofficial results. Mary-Jane Foster placed second with Republican Rick Torres a distant third. Ganim will receive the oath of office for mayor December 1 replacing incumbent Bill Finch whom he defeated in […]

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Crunch Time! One Week Left To Election, Sizing Up Ganim, Foster, Torres

October 26th, 2015 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Joe Ganim carries a refrain inside his head that goes something like this, “I’ve come too far, I’ve come too far.” Ganim won the Democratic primary in historic fashion, knocking off an incumbent mayor. He danced on a table, followers exploded with joy both in praise of Ganim’s comeback and with glee that he had […]

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McEnroe: Why Won’t Ganim Come Completely Clean?

August 5th, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

NPR host and Hartford Courant columnist Colin McEnroe raises a relevant question: why does Joe Ganim say I screwed up, but …? The former accomplished  mayor, who finally apologized January 1, 2015 for having his hand out after declaring under oath he did nothing wrong, now conveniently declares on the campaign trail “mistakes” were made. […]

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