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Entries Tagged as 'Lowell Weicker'

Musto Busto On Reform Measures, Sides With Dark Money Interests–McKinney: Disgusting Power Grab

May 29th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Lately, State Senator Anthony Musto hasn’t met a conflict of interest he doesn’t love. First, in aid of his political pals, he led the charge against the government reform bill that would eliminate conflicts of interest on the City Council, then he led the charge to emasculate campaign finance reform on the side of dark […]

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State Legislators Ayala And Clemons Support Slots In Bridgeport

May 16th, 2013 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

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.

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Bridgeport Now Show Examines Sham Contract Between Smithsonian And Wright Brothers

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 […]

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Lee Scarpetti, Former State Senator

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 […]

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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 […]

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Paging Governor Malloy! How About Commissioner Meetings In Bridgeport?

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 […]

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What If Finch Left The Democratic Party? Dreaming Political Freedom

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 […]

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