Local election officials have cleaned up the city’s voter registration enrollment numbers reducing registered voters to roughly 57,000, down from more than 70,000 that had been maintained from the surging voter interest led by the 2008 presidential cycle with Barack Obama on the ballot.
Entries Tagged as 'John Rowland'
August 21st, 2014 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]