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City Council Sets Mil Rate, Ganim Signs Budget, Claims Lower Tax Burden, Walker: Disease Has Not Been Treated

May 27th, 2016 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Friday he has signed a $552 million budget approved by the City Council that sets a mil rate at 54.37 for real estate and personal property and includes a motor vehicle mil rate at 37 per a state-mandated cap. Ganim asserts, despite the rate increase from the current year […]

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Budget Committee Cuts Chapman From Ganim Plan, Delays Police Class, Adds $1.5 Million To Education

May 9th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement

A weary Budget and Appropriations Committee turned a long day’s Saturday journey into an early morning Sunday vote just after midnight by cutting nearly $4 million from Mayor Joe Ganim’s $560 million spending plan, adding roughly $1.5 million to the flatfunded Board of Education, delaying a police class until the next fiscal year, cutting vacant positions […]

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Ganim Putting Finishing Touches On Budget Proposal To City Council

March 28th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim, according to the City Charter, is scheduled to submit the first budget of JG2 to the City Council no later than next Tuesday April 5. This is a tricky budget for Ganim and city bean counters because it will reflect the revaluation of city property that kicks in for the budget year […]

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Democratic Political Leadership Shows Male-Dominated Gender Gap

March 21st, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport’s Democratic Party is looking for a few good women in district leadership positions. On March 14, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, backed by Mayor Joe Ganim, overwhelmingly won another two-year term as party leader. On the same night the respective members of the 10-district, 90-strong DTC also announced district leaders. All of them are […]

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Finger Politics! Piranha Power Sweeps To Democratic Town Committee Victory

March 2nd, 2016 · 80 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Board of Education member Maria Pereira, Bridgeport’s self-described establishment fighting piranha of politics, reasserted her voter strength in the Upper East Side leading a slate of nine candidates to a sweep in the Democratic Town Committee primary in the 138th District, according to unofficial returns. Tuesday was a night of sweeps in two other districts as […]

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The Race For Tuesday’s Cricket Vote

February 29th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

By the time polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. for Democratic Town Committee primaries in three districts, about 700 electors will have cast votes by absentee ballot which could ensure that more votes will be cast that way in some precincts than actual electors showing up to the polls. That noise you just heard in […]

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Town Committee Wars–The I, Me, Mine Of Politics (Absentee Ballots Too)

February 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

More than 1,000 absentee ballots have been mailed by elections officials in three of 10 Democratic Town Committee districts competing in Tuesday’s primary with 27 seats up for grabs. This is as retail as retail can get when it comes to identifying voters and dragging them out. In these low-turnout primaries that may not hit 10 […]

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Maria Pereira Dances For Seniors And Votes In Dem Party Squabble, Wanna Cut In?

February 19th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Who says Board of Education member Maria Pereira doesn’t have a sense of humor? Wednesday night the self-proclaimed piranha of city politics led her Democratic Town Committee slate in a prance with a belly dancer at an event schmoozing senior citizen voters at Augustana Homes, a key battleground for votes in the 138th District that […]

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