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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

Will Donald Appoint Lieberman The Nation’s Top Dick?

May 19th, 2017 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

There was a time Joe Lieberman was the guy you wanted your candidate for public office around. A photo opp, endorsement, handshake and quote box for a mailer. He was sensible, independent-minded, thoughtful, not a whack-job liberal Dem. He was our state attorney general who knocked off incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker in 1988, […]

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Ganim Makes Case To Receive Public Funds For Statewide Run

May 8th, 2017 · 22 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

In a commentary that also appeared in the Hartford Courant Mayor Joe Ganim writes “Barring candidates like me from public campaign financing undermines clean elections and harms the electoral process in Connecticut because it increases the influence of special interests groups and gives a stronger voice to those who are able to give large contributions to […]

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Malloy A Lame Duck? Or Free Bird?

April 15th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

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 […]

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Hartford Courant Says No To Public Campaign Funds Underwriting Ganim’s Ambition

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.

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Legislative Committee Sends Casino Bills To State House And Senate

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.

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Attorney General George Jepsen, Trump Antidote

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.

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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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