Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, announced on Monday an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor saying he’s a Republican “committed to being an independent minded, inclusive and results oriented person along the lines of Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush.” During his announcement in Hartford Walker stressed how he can apply his financial experience […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mark Lauretti'
January 13th, 2014 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
January 4th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
Pooh-poohing the Republican candidates, popular Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is seeking the GOP nomination for governor with the party convention just four months away. The former Barnum Festival ringmaster with roots in Bridgeport has lots of ground to make up. The city he governs has one of the largest grand lists in the state that’s fertile […]
December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:
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December 21st, 2013 · 74 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics
Saying he could be a partner in restructuring state finances, Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, told OIB on Friday he’s considering a run for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Walker emphasized he’ll make a final decision about a statewide run after Jan. 1 following consultation with family and close friends.
June 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Popular Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, whose desire for a gubernatorial run in 2010 was derailed by a federal corruption probe into his administration, says he’ll seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2014. Lauretti told OIB of his plans Saturday night at the Barnum Festival Ringmaster’s Ball at Seaside Park. Lauretti, who has roots in […]
January 12th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti has a nice story to tell if he decides to jump into a growing field of Republicans seeking to unseat Democratic Congressman Jim Himes. Twenty years of grand list growth, low tax rate and an abundance of jobs is something to sell to voters in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District. Weak point? […]
November 13th, 2010 · 57 Comments · Development and Zoning
Modern Plastics 65-year history anchoring Bridgeport’s West End will end soon, according to company President Bing Carbone. The company and its two dozen or so employees in Bridgeport are heading to Shelton in early 2011 in a building owned by developer Robert Scinto. How many times have we heard this story? Shelton is a magnet for […]