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Entries Tagged as 'Lowell Weicker'

Lamont Wants To Avoid Campaign Mosh Pit With Ganim

May 21st, 2018 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The Democratic convention is over; Ned Lamont is the endorsed candidate for governor. Now what? Mayor Joe Ganim’s petition drive continues in his quest to wage an August primary. Meanwhile, at some point soon the candidates should engage in a discussion, be it substantial or superficial, about avoiding a primary. It won’t be much of […]

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When Mario Testa Capitalized On Democratic Convention Chaos

May 14th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut Republicans just completed their weekend convention at Foxwoods. Up next, the Democratic convention in Hartford where Mayor Joe Ganim hopes to secure 15 percent delegate support to make the August primary ballot for governor. Failing that, he’s working Plan B: petitioning onto the ballot needing more than 15,000 certified signatures from Democratic electors, a […]

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Housatonic Community College Celebrates 50 Years

March 21st, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Education, News and Events

Housatonic Community College has come a long way from its humble beginning 50 years ago. Current enrollment is roughly 6,000 making it among the highest attended community colleges in Connecticut. Two-year programs have served as career springboards for doctors, lawyers, nurses and law enforcement professionals. More than 25 years ago, the college languished in an […]

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Calling All Candidates–Turn Cities Into Economic Drivers? State Has No Plan

January 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Connecticut has no plan to transform cities into regional economic drivers. The pols in charge say they do, but it’s fallacious spin. Cities should and must be economic drivers. When that occurs everyone benefits. The evidence of urban economics for the greater good is overwhelming. Every time a city befalls trouble in Connecticut be it […]

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Tribes Claim MGM Is Playing The State

December 5th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Hours before MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren who has deep roots in Bridgeport was scheduled to address a packed constituency of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, the state’s two tribal nations unleashed a video challenging the company’s veracity to building a $675 million waterfront casino in the city. MGM and the tribal nations that […]

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Moore, Gomes Vote Yes To East Windsor Casino, Bill Goes To House

May 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

With Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes voting yes, the State Senate early Wednesday morning approved development of Connecticut’s first casino off tribal land in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to counter MGM Resorts International’s nearly $1 billion casino operation in Springfield, Massachusetts. The bill now moves […]

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Will Donald Appoint Lieberman The Nation’s Top Dick?

May 19th, 2017 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

There was a time Joe Lieberman was the guy you wanted your candidate for public office around. A photo opp, endorsement, handshake and quote box for a mailer. He was sensible, independent-minded, thoughtful, not a whack-job liberal Dem. He was our state attorney general who knocked off incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker in 1988, […]

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The Joe And Mario Show, Ganim Returns To Statewide Ambition

May 2nd, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Joe Ganim’s in the 2018 race for governor, an exploratory phase anyway. Now what? He raises money while waging a parallel campaign to qualify for the state’s public financing program either through an administrative remedy or court action. And along the way he needs to choose his words carefully about what he says about pols […]

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