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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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Lizards Invade State Capitol

May 20th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Best of Bridgeport

It was Bridgeport Day in Hartford promoting all things the Park City to the General Assembly including Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Bridgeport State House members Chris Rosario, Andre Baker, Charlie Stallworth and Ezequiel Santiago lend a helping hand. Hmmm, lizards and lawmakers!

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Steelpointe Harbor Project Set To Receive State Funding Boost

May 6th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update: Finch statement. The state Bond Commission on Monday is scheduled to approve $9 million to assist with phase 1 of shoreline improvements for the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area of the East Side, according to a news release issued by the city’s legislative delegation.

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Legislative Delegation Touts Restored Cuts To City Programs

April 28th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release from State House: Bridgeport State Representatives Andre Baker (D-124th), Charlie Stallworth (D-126th), Jack Hennessy (D-127th), Christopher Rosario (D-128th), Steve Stafstrom (D-129th) and Ezequiel Santiago (D-130th) said the state budget approved by the Appropriations Committee restores many funding items that were slated to be cut under the Governor’s proposal.

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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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