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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Amann'

Big Guns For Finch Fundraiser, City Employees Solicited For Event On City Time

March 14th, 2011 · 66 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Calling all Connecticut constitutional officers! (Well, most of them.) Mayor Bill Finch is calling on his political friends for a mega campaign event Tuesday night at Testo’s Restaurant, the political and professional mothership of Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. Team Finch is doing quite well in fundraising. They want to load up the warchest to load […]

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Caruso: Anyone But Bysiewicz, Plus: MalloyMan, And Council Approves Budget With Big Hole

May 11th, 2010 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, State Politics

Afternoon update: You think the scoreboard keeper at Fenway Park is paying attention? That’s nothing compared to the scorekeepers in Connecticut politics these days. Every endorsement triggers a friend … and a memory. That no good sonuva bitch endorsed …

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Does That Mummy Play Footsies? And What SuBy Really Wants … AG, Then Joe

January 13th, 2010 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Update, SuBy announces AG run: I’m starting to wonder if the Egyptian mummy from the Barnum Museum that director Kathy Maher is shipping to Quinnipiac for age testing is actually Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa eavesdropping on Q Poll callers. Mario, that you? What a kooky week. Buried some pols, resurrected others. Does that mummy know poll […]

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Making Sense Of Master Plan, Plus: City’s Bond Rating Lowered, And We Love Raising Taxes

July 31st, 2009 · 118 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, State Politics

The city’s Master Plan of development has been a master migraine in recent weeks from issues involving public hearings to an enterprising community group (Committee to Ungag the People) making lots of noise through silent protests. Nancy Hadley, the city’s former director of economic development, has sent a letter to City Council members in the […]

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Primary Possibilities: Banshee-Bobby II

July 14th, 2009 · 47 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

1:30 p.m. update: Are you getting excited about the gubernatorial campaign? Yawner, you say? We are just about a year away from a potential 2010 summer Democratic primary featuring Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz and Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy. Both have raised more than $two hundred thousand on their way to qualifying for public financing that […]

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Newsroom Editing, SuBy’s Body Slam, Big Budget Week

April 27th, 2009 · 21 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Media, News and Events, State Politics

Lots of trepidation in the Connecticut Post newsroom. On Friday the paper cut loose Business Editor Pam Dawkins, reporter Aaron Leo and tech editor Todd Hollis among 44 layoffs impacting Hearst-owned papers in Bridgeport, Greenwich, Stamford and Danbury. Greenwich, Stamford and Danbury pubs took the biggest hit in the latest round of layoffs. The larger […]

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Amann’s Boomerang Factor

April 20th, 2009 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Former Speaker of the House Jim Amann says were he in Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy’s shoes–a 21-year-old son with an assortment of legal troubles–that he’d drop out of the gubernatorial race. Family comes first, politics second, the Bridgeport native (and himself a guber candidate) enlightens in the Hartford Courant. So, what Jimmy is saying is that anyone with a family […]

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