When Democrats converge on Philadelphia next month to officially nominate Hillary Clinton for president, two old buds will be shoulder to shoulder as delegates, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa and Mayor Joe Ganim. City Councilwoman Mary McBride Lee will also be there as a delegate. Joe and Mario enjoy a heralded history of fascination at party […]
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June 13th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics
December 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
Now in the driver’s seat, Andres Ayala shouldn’t have to worry about his voting address anymore. On January 7, the state senator is scheduled to become commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. A special election will be scheduled to fill his vacancy. Could this be a free-for-all?
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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 […]
November 27th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
UPDATE: Eric Holder, the nation’s top law enforcement official, joined Governor Dannel Malloy and a coalition of service providers today to announce the year-long planning effort “Project Longevity,” a strategy to curtail gang violence in Connecticut cities. The program was launched in New Haven and will carry on in Bridgeport and Hartford. Bridgeport Police Chief […]
November 11th, 2012 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
Cathy Simpson chaired the Charter Revision Commission that conducted numerous working sessions over several months en route to crafting a ballot question that city voters rejected on Tuesday following contentious debate to decide the selection of school board members. She shares her observations about the process and result below:
June 21st, 2012 · 9 Comments · News and Events
Governor Dannel Malloy today was joined by federal, state and local officials to announce a program to curb gun violence in Connecticut cities. Mayor Bill Finch could not attend the meeting with Malloy. He was in Washington meeting with transportation officials about safety measures at Sikorsky Memorial Airport. The airport is owned by the city, […]
May 19th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Kooky things can happen at political conventions. Republicans will gather Friday at the Hartford Convention Center to endorse candidates for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It appears Linda McMahon will come out with the endorsement for U.S. Senate and former Congressman Chris Shays, a Bridgeport resident, will wage a primary. Democratic Town Chair Mario […]
February 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Mayor Finch: Brownfield remediation, bonding programs for minority contractors, and red light cameras are three of the major legislative priorities Mayor Bill Finch and the City’s Legislative Delegation will focus on during the upcoming legislative session, which begins tomorrow.