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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Supremes Reject Ganim Law License

April 9th, 2014 · 15 Comments · News and Events

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously rejected an appeal from former Mayor Joe Ganim to reinstate his law license that was stripped following his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003.

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Budget Time In The City, Finch’s Reelection Challenge

March 31st, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Mayor Bill Finch and city bean counters are putting the finishing touches on a spending plan for submission to the City Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting April 7. That’s when co-chairs Sue Brannelly and Mike Marella, and other members of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, engage the next two months reviewing the budget, […]

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Fabrizi Versus Finch–Can Fabs Raise The Money For A Comeback?

March 24th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

John Fabrizi and Bill Finch  are quintessential city politicians in the right place at the right time. Fabs, the City Council president, replaced Joe Ganim as mayor when Joe resigned in April of 2003 following his conviction on federal corruption charges. Finch, the state senator, succeeded Fabs as mayor when Democratic party operatives feared Fabs […]

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Finch And Harp, Who Has Mayoral Juice In Hartford?

March 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The other day Mayor Bill Finch urged the state legislature’s Appropriations Committee to free up more state aid to help keep down local property taxes, an annual cry from big-city mayors lamenting small development footprints and a multitude of tax-exempt properties that minimize revenues in their cities. This is an election year for Democratic Governor […]

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Mario’s Bill Finch Pinocchio Moment, Two More Years For Testa

March 14th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Moses nominates Mario As Mario Testa prepared to receive another two years as czar of the Democratic Town Committee, he uncorked another of his endearing Pinocchio rejoinders. Prodded by CT Post’s Brian Lockhart for the town chairman’s long-standing scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch, Mario replied: “I’ve known Bill for the past 30 years, […]

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Columnist: No Biggie, Reinstate Ganim Law License

December 7th, 2013 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Chris Powell, managing editor of the Journal Inquirer and one of Connecticut’s leading columnists, writes the Connecticut Supreme Court should reinstate former Mayor Joe Ganim’s law license. Basically he writes what makes the practice of law so special? It deserves no more respect than “used car salesmen, television preachers, or newspaper editors.” Connecticut’s Supreme Court is deciding […]

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Should Supremes Keep Joe Hangin’ On? Ganim Seeks Law License

December 4th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim carved out a strategy 12 years ago and he’s sticking to it. Whether someone else did it, the devil made him do it, or some other convenient imagination, Joe’s gotten so deep into dubious denial strategy he ever had his hand out in the late 1990s it’s impossible for him to […]

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