OIB rewind with commentary update from Ayala and Clemons: The national economy is bleeding. The state economy is bleeding. Municipal budgets are bleeding. State revenues are not meeting projections. It’s time to approach Connecticut’s two tribal gaming interests, make them partners, and reopen the compact that provides the state 25 percent of the slot take.
Entries Tagged as 'Lowell Weicker'
May 16th, 2013 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
March 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Why are the Wright brothers considered first in flight? In part because the Smithsonian cut a slimy deal with the brothers. The cable access show Bridgeport Now that has been at the forefront of bringing attention to this issue and highlighting Bridgeport’s Gustave Whitehead’s first powered flight, will continue to explore that agreement Tuesday 8 p.m. on Cablevision channel [...]
March 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Lee Scarpetti, the affable former Republican state senator who Bill Finch defeated in 2000, passed away on Friday. Approachable, fun and caring, Scarpetti had many friends in politics, but could also mix it up as well. She was one of the vocal voices against the personal income tax Lowell Weicker shepherded through as governor in [...]
Mayor Puts On Bright Face, Highlights Accomplishments, Braces For Beastly Budget–Will Malloy Step Up For Bridgeport?
March 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Bill Finch took office as mayor of Connecticut’s largest city in December of 2007. Assuming he fills out this second four-year term he will become one of the longest-serving mayors in city history surpassed only by Republican Clifford Wilson, Democrat Joe Ganim and Socialist Jasper McLevy. The budget Finch will soon propose to the City [...]
Tags: Bass Pro Shops·Bijou Square·Bijou Theatre·Bill Finch·Dan Malloy·Downtown Cabaret Theatre·Jasper McLevy·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·Lowell Weicker·Phil Kuchma·Pleasure Beach·Steelpointe Harbor·Webster Bank Arena
December 4th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Some of them weren’t crazy about driving down to the state’s largest city, but when Lowell Weicker was governor he ordered his commissioners to conduct meetings at the governor’s Bridgeport office on Middle Street. Some commissioners were actually required to conduct working days touring the city. A Bridgeport office was among a number of Weicker initiatives [...]
November 30th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Mayor Bill Finch has been mumbling the past few days about some of his political appointments derailing city progress. Yes, what if Finch bolted the ranks of the donkeys? Ciao. Sayonara. Adiós. See ya. You’re on your own. Bye bye. I’ve changed my registration to unaffiliated. He has three full years left in his second [...]
November 24th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education
Can you believe it? Bill Finch has been mayor of the state’s most populous city for five years. He won a close Democratic primary over Chris Caruso in September 2007 then easily won the general election in November 2007. He was tested again in a primary in 2011 by University of Bridgeport Vice President Mary-Jane [...]
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