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Entries Tagged as 'Jeff Kohut'

Making The Case For MGM Casino

September 22nd, 2017 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning

As MGM positions for an investment in Bridgeport, city policy wonk Jeff Kohut writes in this commentary “there is truly no other location on the East Coast that presents as attractive and lucrative a location for a casino as Bridgeport.” Bridgeport is in desperate need of a huge amount of tax-base growth associated with tens […]

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The Kohut Formula For Ending Budget Impasse

September 20th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Hartford is a fiscal train wreck. City policy wonk Jeff Kohut in this commentary offers a menu of items to end the derailment. Regarding the current, derailed budget process in Hartford; it is obvious that both massive cuts in state spending and massive new revenue flows are needed to shore-up our collapsing state economy.

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Kohut Not Sold On Direction Of Steelpointe Harbor

July 17th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning

City policy wonk Jeff Kohut shares an alternative view about Steelpointe Harbor in this commentary. “To go in another direction and ponder lost opportunities in the absence of actual planning: We might have had Bridgewater Capital at Steel Point had we not had Gold Coast lackeys making decisions for Bridgeport development in City Hall and […]

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Kohut: City SS Titanic

July 4th, 2017 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

North End resident Jeff Kohut, a 2011 mayoral candidate, shares in this commentary “Economic “development” in Bridgeport is mostly fanciful illusion and consists almost exclusively of propaganda-quality announcements of inappropriate, grandiose, jobless, undoubtedly tax-abated/untaxable projects on city-owned, “flippable” properties.” From Kohut:

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Kohut: Bring Back Block Watches

July 2nd, 2017 · 8 Comments · Law Enforcement

City resident Jeff Kohut, an active member of a block watch in the Lake Forest area for years, argues in a commentary one solution to stemming the increase in violent crime is resuscitating block watches in neighborhoods.

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Barnumesque Development, This Way To The Egress

June 21st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning

As the Barnum Festival reaches its apex this weekend, city policy wonk Jeff Kohut admonishes government development policy as a lot of razzle-dazzle. Mr. Barnum, for one, kept museum patrons moving along with his signage declaration “This way to the egress.” What they interpreted as a curious exhibit was nothing more than a fancy word […]

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Kohut: Real Answer To Police Pursuit Is Technology

April 1st, 2017 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport block watch resident Jeff Kohut, a 2011 mayoral candidate, weighs in on the new regional law enforcement approach to pursue suspects in violation of motor vehicle laws, asserting “What is really needed, as I’ve been preaching verbally and in print in the media for years, is better use of technology in detecting/tracking criminal behavior.”

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Kohut: Bridgeport’s Survival = Casino, Get On The Bus To Hartford

March 2nd, 2017 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport policy wonk Jeff Kohut, 2011 mayoral candidate, has experienced a change of heart. Once opposed to a casino for the city, he writes, “There is real hope for Bridgeport in casino development. Let’s go for it! When do the buses leave for Hartford?”

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