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Entries Tagged as 'Jack Hennessy'

Political Profiteers Prevail, Government Reform Bill Dies In Legislative Committee

March 27th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Eastern Connecticut State Senator Cathy Osten promised to kill a government reform bill on behalf of her union cronies and so far she has prevailed. The General Assembly’s Planning and Development Committee did not meet the deadline to vote on conflict-of-interest legislation to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter prohibiting city employee councilors. As a result […]

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Herbst: Bridgeport Tax Dollars Should Not Fund Cronyism And Patronage Ahead Of Public Good

March 25th, 2015 · 15 Comments · News and Events

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst pulls no punches in this commentary in support of a state government reform bill to enforce the City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council. In the commentary Herbst criticizes city and state officials and the municipal lobbying arm Connecticut Conference of Municipalities for promoting conflicts of […]

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Bridgeport’s State Legislative Delegation Signs On Dotted Line For Reform Bill, Sans Chris Rosario

March 11th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Seven of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation have signed a letter in support of a government reform bill to enforce the voter-approved City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council to avoid conflicts of interest. The one holdout is freshman State Rep. Chris Rosario doing the bidding of the […]

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‘Our Will Will Be Recognized’–Supporters Of Government Reform Bill Rally Against Union Opposition Controlling Key Legislative Votes

March 10th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Rallying against powerful union interests that control key state legislative votes trying to kill a government reform bill, dozens of city stakeholders Monday night urged passage of An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies before more than 100 spectators at a forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.

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Hennessy: Conflict-Of-Interest Bill Faces Roadblocks, Encourages Support At Monday’s Public Forum

March 9th, 2015 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Despite near unanimous support from the city’s legislative delegation including for the first time its two state senators, the government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies still faces roadblocks, according to State Rep. Jack Hennessy who’s encouraging backers of the legislation to show support at a forum […]

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Senator Moore: Stop The Conflict-Of-Interest Madness

March 3rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

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 […]

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Public Hearing For Conflict Of Interest Bill Before State Legislature

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.

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Gomes, Stafstrom Support Government Reform Bill

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.

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