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McCarthy Bids Goodbye To City Council A Second Time

June 19th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

He thought he had bid farewell to the City Council last year, but just when he thought he was out former council President Tom McCarthy was pulled back in courtesy of court intervention involving a Democratic primary in the 133rd District that looks like it will finally be resolved in the upcoming general election.

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Hanks A Lot! Incumbent Stallworth Loses Endorsement To Insurgent Shante Hanks

May 23rd, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth has been beaten back twice in a matter of days. On Saturday his long-shot candidacy for lieutenant governor running with Democrat Guy Smith was derailed at the Democratic Party convention. Tuesday night he faced an immediate concern after members of the Democratic Town Committee in the State House district Stallworth has represented for […]

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Not Going Away: MGM Casino Supporters Pledge To Continue Push

May 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Government, business and neighborhood supporters of MGM’s proposal for a $675 million waterfront gaming destination gathered on Tuesday to reassert they will continue the battle for an open, competitive process during the January, 2019 legislative session.

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State House Approves Gaming Bill, Advances To Senate

May 5th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

By a 77-73 margin on Friday the State House approved a bill that allows an open, competitive process for a commercial casino in Connecticut that includes a $675 million waterfront gaming destination proposed by MGM. The bill now goes on to the State Senate in the last days of the legislative session. Even if it […]

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State Legislators Urge More City Funds For Schools

April 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

The battle for more bucks is on. Tuesday, 6 pm in City Council chambers education advocates will beseech the City Council to appropriate more dollars for the Board of Education. In advance of the public hearing, the city’s eight-member state legislative delegation that lobbies additional state dough is urging Mayor Joe Ganim and the council […]

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City Receives Car Tax Reimbursement Money From State

April 11th, 2018 · 3 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 News release from city’s legislative delegation: The city of Bridgeport is slated to receive $3.1 million in supplemental car tax reimbursement money after the Bridgeport legislative delegation fought to secure the release of the funds from the state Office of Policy and Management.

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Revamped Casino Resort Bill Passes Key Legislative Committee

March 16th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

What appeared dead is still alive. The state legislature’s Public Safety Committee by a 22-3 vote Friday afternoon approved a bill that calls for an open, competitive process with Bridgeport in play as the host city for a waterfront gaming facility. What changed? The original bill called for scrapping last year’s approval by the legislature for […]

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Ganim, Blumenthal Push Firearm Reform

March 9th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Law Enforcement, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: Mayor Joe Ganim today joined Connecticut US Senator Richard Blumenthal and a number of Bridgeport community leaders in calling for common sense gun safety reforms at the state level in Connecticut and at the national level in Congress. Specifically, Mayor Ganim is calling on members of the Connecticut General Assembly […]

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