The City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee has set a tentative date Saturday to vote on Mayor Bill Finch’s $520 million spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1. The full council is tentatively scheduled to vote on the budget May 13, but in the world of the city’s legislative body dates, times [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Jim Callahan'
When Public Hearings Were Jammed, Plus: The Scratchy Relationship Between Mario Testa And Ex-School Chief Jim Connelly, A Study In Political Pragmatism
May 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
December 13th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment
In this season of peace, love and diplomacy, OIB correspondent Jim Callahan proposes a resolution to the flooding issues plaguing the South End: the brainpower at the University of Bridgeport School of Engineering develops solutions in concert with city government for a stormwater management plan. This is good for UB. This is good for the [...]
December 7th, 2012 · 65 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Christina Ayala needs to make a statement. The political jackals are already sniffing around to replace her. The longer she waits to issue a statement the more questions she fields from friends, co-workers and the people from the East Side and Hollow who elected her to represent them in Connecticut’s State House. She’s expected to [...]
October 11th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education
OIB contributing writer Jim Callahan has a long history covering city government and politics. He served as the editor of The Bridgeport Light, prior to that political writer of the Bridgeport Post-Telegram. In a commentary he disses the Nov. 6 charter question that if approved by voters will give the mayor the power to appoint [...]
August 13th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
The last mail pieces are dropping. Phone lines have hit a feverish pitch. Campaign operatives have identified their votes. Now it’s just a matter of yanking them out the door. That’s what you do in primaries.
August 11th, 2012 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Veteran political writer Jim Callahan is back in town helping OIB cover Tuesday’s Democratic State Senate primary featuring Ed Gomes, Ernie Newton and Andres Ayala. It’s Connecticut’s most-watched state legislative battle. Callahan shares his perspective on why the race is too close to call. Grab a cup of joe and check it out. It is [...]
July 13th, 2012 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Veteran Bridgeport political analyst Jim Callahan is back on the scene helping OIB cover the most watched State Senate race in the state: the Aug. 14 Democratic primary battle between incumbent Ed Gomes, party-endorsed Ernie Newton and State Rep. Andres Ayala. In his days working for the predecessor of the Connecticut Post, Callahan along with OIB friend [...]