Bridgeport education advocates, charter school parent supporters and elected officials including Mayor Bill Finch joined thousands braving the weather on the New Haven Green Wednesday morning, urging equity in support of 40,000 urban students they claim are trapped in failing schools. The effort comes in advance of the General Assembly starting its legislative session in […]
Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'
December 3rd, 2014 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events
November 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal emerged from his bar mitzvah conducting a news conference. And he hasn’t missed an opportunity to promote himself or something since, or so it seems. To Dick’s credit, he’s adopted a sense of humor along the way, as he noted the other day, “I will go anywhere there’s a crowd of […]
November 8th, 2014 · 23 Comments · News and Events
Late on this topic but the proposed constitutional amendment to allow early voting was torpedoed Tuesday by state voters. That means Connecticut’s excuse-only absentee ballot voting continues. Approval by voters would have given the state legislature the power to decide the parameters of early voting and for many voters that was the problem: giving the […]
November 5th, 2014 · 17 Comments · News and Events
State Results here. Governor Dan Malloy, in another close race with Republican Tom Foley has announced, “We are going to win this thing.” In Bridgeport, according to unofficial returns provided by the Registrar’s Office, Malloy received 16,863 votes to Foley’s 4623. The results include absentee ballots and WFP line for Malloy and Independent Party line […]
November 3rd, 2014 · 34 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
President Barack Obama on Sunday rallied the Democratic base at a Central High School campaign stop for Governor Dan Malloy, pinched once again in a battle with his 2010 Republican opponent Tom Foley just two days from Tuesday’s vote that multiple polls call a dead heat possibly decided by urban turnout.
October 30th, 2014 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
South End District Leader Mitch Robles has been given a pass from the office of Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill for not disclosing felony drug convictions on his application renewal as a notary public. From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office allowed Mitchell Robles, a longtime district […]
October 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
The Hartford Courant has endorsed Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst for state treasurer over Democratic incumbent Denise Nappier. Who says the Courant won’t endorse a Republican? Full disclosure: I have served as campaign strategist for Herbst for his first selectman races, but was not involved in his general election for state treasurer. From the Courant: