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Entries Tagged as 'Jeff Kohut'

They’ll Need A Shrink The Morning After

August 13th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Wednesday morning five candidates for governor will wake up with a miserable hangover from Tuesday’s primary results. The two who prevail in their respective parties will march on to the general election wondering about their sanity. What if I win? Good luck with that in a state drowning in red ink. And so, OIB resident […]

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Paging Political Polo Ponies! What’s Your Candidate BS Quotient?

July 22nd, 2018 · 11 Comments · State Politics

What candidate for governor excites you? For the most part OIB resident policy wonk Jeff Kohut is underwhelmed. We asked Kohut for his take on all the candidates. In classic Kohut-speak, he doesn’t hold back. To paraphrase Mad Magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman, the only time politicians tell the truth is when they call each […]

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Whale Politics–’Thar She Blows’–Kohut Pages Captain Ahab

April 13th, 2018 · 1 Comment · National Politics, State Politics

Bridgeport policy wonk Jeff Kohut, in a commentary, declares “Connecticut’s “Pequod voyage” has not yet actually begun and won’t begin until we elect our real “Captain Ahab” governor in this year’s elections and we begin the journey of socioeconomic-political “redemption” that will either take the Republican form of killing the Great Democratic Populist White Whale […]

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Kohut: A Rigged Game, Political Oligarchy Controls State Gaming Monopoly

March 6th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport policy wonk Jeff Kohut writes in this commentary that monopolies are bad for taxpayers, specifically Connecticut’s monopoly with the state’s tribal nations that provides 25 percent of the slot take in exchange for exclusive gaming rights. It leaves a lot of money on the table. “The key,” writes Kohut, “is the establishment of a […]

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Gubernatorial Candidates Take Notice–Transform Cities Into Economic Drivers

February 14th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, State Politics

If you want to resuscitate Connecticut’s economy, the way to get there is through cities, according to Bridgeport economic policy wonk Jeff Kohut. He writes, “the urban centers of the world are the logical, natural economic generators for their surrounding geo-political regions. Connecticut must rediscover this reality and act accordingly.”

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Kohut Chalkboards Governor’s Race, It’s Ganim Versus Walker–Fire Up Tent And Tickets!

January 19th, 2018 · 37 Comments · State Politics

Jeff Kohut, Bridgeport’s studious political nerd, offers this prediction for the November gubernatorial election, a battle between Bridgeport residents Joe Ganim and David Walker. As Kohut points out, “P.T. Barnum would have put it all under a tent and sold tickets.”

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Reflections: A Look Back At 2017

December 24th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Time for a little OIB 2017 reflection, starting with January. But more importantly, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our entire OIB family, readers, posters. You’re the berries. Cheers! At McLevy Green protesters rallied against President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban that they argue appeals to ignorance and fear. The plain-speaking State Senator Ed Gomes […]

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No Bromance For ‘Golden Boy’ Bronin, Kohut: Bridgeport Must Lead New State Power Axis

December 17th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Ah, what’s in your stocking this week? For Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin who’s considering a run for governor, a lump of coal from Kohut. That would be Bridgeport policy wonk Jeff Kohut, former candidate for mayor, who wants to redefine the long-standing “exploitation and neglect of our urban centers at the hands of elitist, self-serving, […]

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