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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Pazniokas'

Municipal Sales Tax On Table For Upcoming State Legislative Session

December 22nd, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Senate President Martin Looney, prior to his kidney transplant on Tuesday, filed a series of bills for the legislative session that starts in two weeks including a proposal to authorize municipalities to levy a local sales tax of one-half of one percent, something that if passed would provide a new revenue source to Bridgeport as […]

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At Party For Joe, Mario Shows Fundraising Strength, ‘No Arm-twisting’

November 4th, 2016 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On the one-year anniversary of his comeback win Thursday night about 250 pols, friends and supporters filled Testo’s Restaurant ballroom for a Democratic Town Committee fundraiser honoring Joe Ganim’s return to office. State elected dignitaries included Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Attorney General George Jepsen. The suggested contribution was $250 minimum. Prior to the event, […]

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Independent Expenditures Fund City Legislative Races

August 4th, 2016 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Charter school advocates have made independent expenditures in local legislative races. Four Democratic primaries will take place on Tuesday. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: In its filings with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the group says it is supporting Soto over Hewett, Bradley over Gomes and Stallworth over Pereira. It had reported incurring expenses of […]

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Malloy Reasserts His Opposition To Ganim

October 23rd, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Saying “I have not endorsed the Democratic candidate, and I’m a Democrat. I guess there’s a message there,” Governor Dan Malloy, a friend of petitioning candidate Mary-Jane Foster, issued arguably his harshest criticism of Democratic nominee Joe Ganim in a story by Mark Pazniokas of the Connecticut Mirror.

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Corporate Threats To Flee State Shake Up Legislative Session In Final Days

June 2nd, 2015 · 20 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: A vote on the tax deal struck over the weekend was delayed Monday as legislative leaders sought revisions demanded by rebellious members, some in response to an outcry by major corporations over a tripling of a computer-services levy and an increase in other business and income taxes.

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Bridgeport In Play For Casino?

March 10th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The announcement comes less than a week after The Mirror reported that tribal leaders and their lobbyists jointly met with Senate leaders to gauge support for expanding gambling to preserve Connecticut’s share of casino jobs and revenue.

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The Plainspoken Voice Of Working-Class Voters Returns

February 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · News and Events

Just two years after he was serenaded for his public service following a Democratic primary loss, Ed Gomes returned to the State Senate on Friday following his mighty special election win running on the Working Families Party line to replace the man who defeated him, Andres Ayala, now the commissioner of the Department of Motor […]

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Malloy To Appointees: Happy Holidays!

December 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Maybe Andres Ayala knew of something extra in his stocking when he accepted Governor Malloy’s appointment as motor vehicle chief. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The holidays will be a little merrier for about 200 appointees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other constitutional officers: They are getting raises ranging from three percent to 12 percent […]

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