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Entries Tagged as 'Jodi Rell'

Not Invited To ‘Job Interview’ Ganim Shows Up Anyway

June 8th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim was not invited Thursday night to participate in a “job interview” to be Connecticut’s next governor hosted by the Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford but he showed to the event to shake out some free media attention in advance and then greeted the host, former Governor Jodi Rell, inside. […]

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Ganim, Petitioning Candidate, Shut Out Of Forum For Governor

June 5th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If you have a place on the ballot, you’re invited to the forum, if not you can be a spectator. Mayor Joe Ganim, who says he’ll be approved for the August primary ballot, is crying foul that event organizers are denying petitioning candidates not yet approved for the ballot participation in its gubernatorial forum scheduled for […]

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Dems Break From Leadership To Support Republican Budget, Malloy Vows Veto, Stafstrom: GOP Plan ‘Very Bad’ For Bridgeport

September 17th, 2017 · 28 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Three Democrats in the State Senate and then five in the State House crossed the aisle to pass a Republican budget early Saturday morning that Governor Dan Malloy says he’ll veto which will force another round of discussions to approve a spending plan tardy since July 1.

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Wyman, Political Charisma Shackled By Malloy Economic Baggage?

April 25th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

She’s one of the most charismatic figures in state politics, highly desired at public events, her smile, wink and gravelly voiced Brooklyn enthusiasm a natural replacement for the stoicism of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy who’s not seeking reelection. But if Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman runs for the state’s top spot is she simply the political charmer […]

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As Malloy Pushes Second Chance Society, His Internship Application Asks About Arrest History

May 8th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy has been moving around the state advancing a second chance society for offenders, but his office internship application seems to be at odds with the spirit of his policy and with state law. From Alison Leigh Cowan, New Haven Independent: A form asks applicants for internships with Gov. Malloy’s Hartford office the […]

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Rogue Candidate Foley Lost To The Porcupine Because Of Foley

November 6th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Conceding defeat, Republican Tom Foley announced “We did as well as a Republican can do in Connecticut.” Nope. Tom Foolery lost because the egomaniacal rogue candidate thought he was smart and everyone else stupid including his campaign advisers. He forgets, John Rowland won three times as a Republican candidate for governor. He failed to mention […]

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Tracking Malloy’s Financial Commitment To Bridgeport, The Money Allocation Database

July 7th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

What’s Governor Dan Malloy’s commitment to Bridgeport compared to other municipalities? An OIB post last week, Malloy’s Bridgeport problem, covered the state’s failed two-year recruitment of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates. It triggered debate about Malloy’s devotion to Connecticut’s most populous city. Malloy critics maintain the recruitment of Bridgewater to Stamford that cost […]

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Finch Urges Passage Of Adoption Legislation

May 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events

News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Today (Tuesday) at 1:00 p.m., Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will be joining legislators–including Representative David Alexander (D-58)–and advocates in Hartford’s Legislative Office Building, urging members to pass legislation that would give adults who were adopted as children access to birth certificates that include the names of their birth parents. […]

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