State Senator Marilyn Moore is urging constituents to attend a public forum March 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown in support of a government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies that would enforce the voter-approved City Charter barring city employees from serving on the […]
Entries Tagged as 'Jack Hennessy'
March 3rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
February 27th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Library, News and Events, State Politics
State Representative Jack Hennessy is inviting all Bridgeport residents to speak on the Conflict of Interest House Bill #5886 that impacts Bridgeport and the state. The public hearing will take place Monday, March 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor meeting hall in the Bridgeport Public Library, 925 Broad Street, Downtown.
February 26th, 2015 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
As Ed Gomes and Steve Stafstrom prepare to enter the Connecticut legislature in mid session, fresh off special election wins, supporters of a government reform bill have picked up two allies in the ongoing effort to enforce the City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council.
February 20th, 2015 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics
Testy, wonkish, comedic, grandiose: Thursday night’s 90-minute debate in the Burroughs Community Center filled by about 80 residents of Connecticut’s 129th State House District pretty much had it all, led by five candidates all of whom have served either on the City Council or in the state legislature. The debate was sponsored by the Black […]
February 17th, 2015 · 83 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Bridgeport voters decided at the polls they don’t want city employees serving on the City Council because taxpayers believe their money will be ripped off by political profiteers who’d vote to approve their own wages and benefits, as well as other dubious financial achievements. And, as it turns out, that’s exactly what has happened. A […]
February 17th, 2015 · 6 Comments · News and Events
Former City Councilman Tom White, in a letter to State Senator Cathy Osten, writes “In the meantime and in the case you continue your opposition to this bill, I hope that you will recuse yourself from all further deliberations relating to HB 5886 and abstain from voting so this legislative exercise is not compromised by […]
February 13th, 2015 · 38 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Retired FBI agent Ed Adams who managed the investigation more than a decade ago that toppled the mayoral administration of Joe Ganim submitted testimony Friday morning at a legislative hearing in Hartford in support of House Bill #5886 to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter barring city employees from serving on the City Council. The hearing […]