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Entries Tagged as 'Kevin Lembo'

Ganim Mines Opposition Money In Fundraising Push

March 13th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Political operatives of Mayor Joe Ganim in a push to maximize moolah for his big ticket March 23rd fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant are mining campaign donations from his 2015 opponents.

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Bridgeport’s Progress Key To Ganim’s Statewide Future

January 25th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, State Politics

This is a big political year for Mayor Joe Ganim in more ways than one. He needs budget stability in his second full year back in office after a challenging first year fiscally. He also must show progress to political leaders around the state as he positions for a potential statewide run in 2018. That […]

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Kevin Can’t Wait, Fires Up Portal To View State Employee Salaries

December 7th, 2016 · 23 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

It’s your loot and Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo is making it easier to learn how and where it’s spent and what state employees are earning. On Tuesday he launched Open Payroll see here that highlights real-time payroll information about state employees as well as a portal of top earners and agency costs.

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What’s Ganim’s Grade On Government Reform His First Year Back?

December 1st, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

During the 2015 comeback campaign Joe Ganim rolled on a deodorant to mask a past that had forced him from office in 2003: public support from the retired FBI agent Ed Adams who investigated him and vigorous backing from members of the police union. Testimonials from the former fed and active city police officers presented a tonic […]

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Promoting Transparency, Ganim Unveils Financial Website, Lembo: Public Can Dive Into Data

November 3rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Piggybacking a state online financial portal, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday introduced Open Budget that provides insight into city financial information including revenues and expenditures and payments to outside vendors, what Ganim describes as fulfilling a campaign promise for more government transparency. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo joined Ganim declaring Bridgeport the first community in the state […]

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Ganim, Lembo Announce Plan For Tracking Financial Data

January 27th, 2016 · 8 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Update includes video: Following the lead of Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday announced the building of a financial portal “OpenBridgeport” so taxpayers can track in real time where their money is being spent. The website is expected to go live in the spring.

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Nappier Leads Backpack Donation For City Kids

July 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

From State Treasurer Denise Nappier: Bridgeport youth from the Summer Lighthouse Program enjoyed a day at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo today and received a special visit from Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier as she joined several state officials for the Sixth Annual Backpack Donation Program sponsored by the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET).

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Murphy Highlights Internet Access For Low-Income Communities

June 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

From U.S. Senator Chris Murphy: Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined State Comptroller Kevin Lembo to visit Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport and discuss efforts to expand broadband Internet access in low-income communities through Murphy’s new Broadband Adoption Act. During their visit, Murphy and Lembo met with students and school administration to listen […]

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