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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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Pelto Responds To Union Attack

May 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

You’ve got to wonder if union supporters of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy are inflating the threat of Malloy critic Jonathan Pelto’s candidacy for governor. The president of a major state union kicked out a news release today claiming “During the 2001 nursing home strikes Jonathan Pelto was paid to devise strategies to defeat workers fighting […]

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So Many Variables for Malloy–Pelto, Politics, Teachers, Cities, Hot Tub–To Win Reelection

May 6th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Next weekend starting May 16, Democrats and Republicans will endorse candidates for governor at their respective party conventions. Governor Dan Malloy will be nominated by acclamation while Republicans slug it out for an endorsement and likely August primary. No matter the Republican standard bearer, Malloy has a battle on his hands in November barring all […]

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Will State Rep. Don Clemons Retire? Either Way, Ernie Newton Poises Comeback To Legislature

April 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Don Clemons is telling legislative leadership in Hartford he will not seek another term after 10 years in the Connecticut Legislature, setting up the comeback of Ernie Newton to reclaim the East End legislative district he occupied prior to Clemons. If there’s a television reality show in the making for politicians, Newton’s gotta […]

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Rowland Pinched For Consulting Scam

April 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From the U. S. Attorney’s Office: The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and the United States Postal Inspection Service announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned a seven-count indictment today charging JOHN G. ROWLAND, 56, of Middlebury, with offenses stemming from his efforts to conceal the extent of his […]

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Bridgeport’s Peculiar Politics, The Ernie Newton Case

March 29th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The news coming out of Hartford Superior Court the other day wasn’t all bad for former State Senator Ernie Newton. The judge hearing the state criminal complaint against Newton, alleging he falsified $500 in campaign donations to trigger an $80,000 public grant for his State Senate race two years ago, didn’t throw out the case […]

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Newton Awaits Possible Trial Date, Will Likely Seek State House Seat

March 28th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander on Thursday rejected Ernie Newton’s court motion to dismiss criminal campaign finance charges stemming from his 2012 State Senate race, but in doing so announced prosecutors were “negligent” for not including vital facts from witnesses that could have exonerated Newton but not “reckless” in how the state pursued an arrest […]

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