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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

Federal Judge Rejects Ganim’s Battle For Public Campaign Cash

November 29th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the State Elections Enforcement Commission decision to ban Mayor Joe Ganim from participating in the state’s public financing program “doesn’t burden or penalize” his first amendment rights because he’s still free to seek state office outside of the Citizens Election Program.

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The Politics Of Race

November 19th, 2017 · 4 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Colin McEnroe, who appears weekdays from 1 to 2 p.m. on WNPR-FM (90.5) writes about the disingenuous leanings of the two major political parties when it comes to fielding candidate diversity.

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One’s A ‘Baby’ The Other Throws ‘Tantrums’–A Trump Blood Transfusion

October 24th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

As a long-sought state budget deal appears headed for a legislative vote, there’s still time for some last-minute barbs between Governor Dan Malloy and House Republican Leader Themis Klarides. Could a blood transfusion from Donald Trump be far behind?

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Get Out! Hartford Courant Castrates Drew For ‘Municipal Shakedown’

October 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The editorial board of the Hartford Courant hasn’t been bashful excoriating Mayor Joe Ganim’s past. He’s got company. Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, a Democratic candidate for governor, is now under fire for dubiously soliciting campaign funds from public employees. As we approach the new year, get ready for charges and counter charges from a host […]

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Hardy Har Haar–Hearst Media Poaches Veteran Courant Columnist In Readership Footprint Expansion

October 9th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

It used to be the Hartford Courant had the cachet to poach seasoned journalists. The newspaper powerhouse now has a rival that may very well surpass its digital readership footprint in Hearst Connecticut Media, owners of all daily newspapers from Greenwich to New Haven, as well as the Danbury News-Times, Middletown Press and Connecticut Magazine. […]

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Bridgeport Officials: Don’t Screw State’s Largest City When Bailing Out Hartford

September 15th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

In an excruciatingly tight–and tardy–state budget season with municipalities across the state facing major cuts, the financially hemorrhaging city of Hartford is poised for a major bailout with oversight strings attached to overt bankruptcy as well as $115 in capital funding over two years for the XL Center. Mayor Joe Ganim and the city’s legislative […]

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Lembo Exits Race For Governor, Seeks Reelection As Comptroller

August 31st, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From the Hartford Courant: With (Kevin) Lembo exiting the race, attention turned to Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who has yet to announce her re-election plans. Lembo had said on multiple occasions that he would bow out of the race if Wyman chose to enter.

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Ganim Marches On Behalf Of Former Offenders

June 15th, 2017 · 43 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday joined community leaders in Hartford to march and rally on behalf of the formerly incarcerated called “NOTHING ABOUT US–WITHOUT US.” Hartford Courant coverage here.

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