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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

Bronin Bails On Guber Bid, Ganim Sees Opening

April 16th, 2018 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

About four weeks from the Democratic Party convention, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, whose city received a controversial financial bailout from Governor Dan Malloy, has ended his bid to replace Malloy who’s not seeking reelection.

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Walker Supports City Gaming Destination

April 6th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bridgeport resident David Walker says he supports a casino destination for Bridgeport. The former U.S. comptroller general joined eight other GOP candidates for governor at a forum in New Britain Wednesday night.

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Herbst Whacks Malloy For Bailing Out Pal Bronin–Ganim, Harp: What About Us?

March 23rd, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If you want a third term for Governor Dan Malloy, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin is your guy. Maybe that’s why Malloy has engineered a massive debt bailout for Hartford’s Bronin who’s eyeing the governor’s office. What’s Malloy doing for Bridgeport, the state’s largest city? Republican gubernatorial candidate former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst calls the […]

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Is State’s Taxpayer-Funded Campaign Finance Program Worth The Investment?

March 3rd, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Raise $250,000 in small donations and you receive a gubernatorial primary check of $1.25 million. Win the primary and you receive $6.5 million to spend on the general election. The other state constitutional offices, as well as candidates for state legislature, also receive corresponding amounts based on low-donor fundraising qualifications. Who pays for this? Taxpayers. […]

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Another Larson Conflict–Bridgeport Jobs Killer Blasts Lottery After Secret Attempt To Lead Agency

February 25th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Tim Larson told the Hartford Courant he did not initially comment about his criticism of a state agency he secretly wanted to lead because he had a bad week. Part of that bad week was being outvoted 18-6 after he led a backdoor maneuver trying to shut down a public hearing on a […]

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Courant Gets Viggy With It

February 13th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events, State Politics

Hearst Connecticut Media, owner of the Connecticut Post and a number of other southern Connecticut newspapers, has successfully poached key Hartford Courant staffers in recent months. The Courant has returned fire, hiring away Neil Vigdor, one of the top political reporters in the state, as media outlets ramp up political coverage of the 2018 gubernatorial […]

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Come On In, The Lava Is Lovely

January 25th, 2018 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

The next person to jump into the Democratic gubernatorial fray will make it an even dozen. The Republican side also features an army of pursuers. At some point the field will thin out. On Wednesday the Dems were featured at a forum in Glastonbury. Yawn or excitement?

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Traffic Solution: Tunnel From Bridgeport To Long Island

January 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Back in the 1970s then-Mayor John Mandanici opined a solution for quicker access to Long Island that was met with incredulity: an underwater tunnel. A Montreal consulting firm, with a nod from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, embrace it as a solution to traffic misery. Hey, it’s only tens of billions.

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