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Ganim Stresses Teamwork In Transition Task Force Announcement

November 17th, 2015 · 70 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Mayor-elect Joe Ganim on Monday unveiled his 75-member transition team at the Bridgeport Public Library that includes a cross section from government, political, business community and professional services led by chairs University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth. The transition team includes several committees scheduled to present […]

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Ganim Builds City Unity, Hennessy: More Contact With Ganim In One Week Than Finch In Eight Years

November 10th, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor-elect Joe Ganim says it’s no longer us versus them, a point he made Monday in a series of meetings with Congressman Jim Himes, members of the city’s state legislative delegation and some members of the City Council focused on working together. In the coming days, according to a news release issued by Ganim, he […]

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Foster Pledges To Hold Line On Taxes

October 20th, 2015 · 131 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Being an effective mayor requires strong relationships with legislative leaders in Hartford, a point hammered home by two members of the city’s legislative delegation in support of the candidacy of Mary-Jane Foster who promised at a Monday afternoon news conference not to raise taxes in her first year if elected mayor, saying “I understand the […]

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Hennessy Endorses Foster, ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’–Trashes Machine

July 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Contending “a machine runs Bridgeport, not the people,” State Rep. Jack Hennessy who represents the city’s North End has endorsed Mary-Jane Foster for mayor.

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State Reps Applaud Energy Project For Downtown

July 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport’s State House delegation is heralding legislation resulting in a new district heating system, known as a thermal loop, Downtown. See more on the Bridgeport District Energy Project here.

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Foster: Stop The Insanity, Bridgeport Deserves Better–Chides Finch And Ganim In Campaign Speech

June 5th, 2015 · 76 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

With equal lashings for her chief opponents Mayor Bill Finch and former Mayor Joe Ganim, Democrat Mary-Jane Foster made her official announcement Thursday night at the Holiday Inn Downtown pledging  to reform and clean up city government asserting “We will never attract new taxpaying businesses and we can never expect Hartford to support what Bridgeport […]

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Government Reform Bill Dies In State House, Killed By Union Leadership

June 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The bizarre ending to the General Assembly left some legislative casualties such as the Bridgeport government reform bill, Governor Dan Malloy’s Second Chance initiative and body cameras required for municipal police officers. Looks like the legislature is headed for a special session to address the latter two issues. The reform bill must wait until next […]

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Squeaker Vote, House Passes State Budget, Car Tax Cut For City Residents

June 3rd, 2015 · 39 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

It’s noisy in Hartford on the last day of the legislative session. The State House in a 73-70 vote Wednesday morning passed a controversial two-year $40 billion spending plan with tax increases opposed by some of the state’s business giants threatening to leave Connecticut. The budget awaits Senate approval. All six members of the city’s […]

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