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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Holloway'

No Changes In Recounts For Democratic Town Committee Seats

March 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Includes town committee list. Monday’s recount in two districts did not change the results from last Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries, according to elections officials. Candidates who placed among the top nine were elected to the 90-member committee. See results from last week here.

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City Council Committee Assignments

December 2nd, 2013 · 5 Comments · City Council, News and Events

The nuts and bolts work on the City Council is conducted at the committee level. The respective committees vote on matters brought before the full council for final approval. The Budget and Appropriations Committee, for instance, reviews the spending plan proposed by the mayor and issues its own recommendations to the full council. Monday night […]

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McCarthy Reelected Council President

December 2nd, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

UPDATE: McCarthy wins another term as Council President. City politicians often leverage the oath of office to showcase old and new alliances. The 20-member legislative and budget authority as well as newly elected school board and city sheriffs were sworn in on Sunday. The new City Council assembled for its first meeting Monday night and […]

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‘I Swear, I Swear, I Swear’ (Fingers Crossed), Oath Of Office On Sunday

November 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

If you need extra time to digest the bird, or risk a little extra indigestion wondering how many times they will violate the City Charter and Connecticut Constitution, the newly elected City Council, school board and city sheriffs will receive the oath of office on Sunday, 5 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 45 Lyon […]

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Round Up The Usual Suspects! Rick Gets Cold Shoulder From Department Heads

November 19th, 2013 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council

Rick Torres isn’t exactly receiving welcome-wagon attention at City Hall. The Republican City Council-elect says he was trying to introduce himself to department heads on Monday as he prepares for his seat on the city’s 20-member budget and legislative body. The reception, he says, was more like man from Mars.

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Who Would Be Your City Council President? Examining The Council Conflict Issue

November 14th, 2013 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

The City Council will have nine new members, among 20, sworn into office in December. They will choose a council president and presumably Tom McCarthy will have a leg up as he seeks another term as chief of the city’s budget and legislative body. McCarthy became council president following Bill Finch’s election as mayor in […]

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Whom Are You Voting For Or Against?

November 5th, 2013 · 77 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Election day for City Council, school board and city sheriff seats. It’s not a mayoral year, but still a lot on the line for control of Board of Education policy and the direction of the city’s budget and legislative body. Let us know your candidate preferences for or against. And let us know what you’re […]

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