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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Pazniokas'

Is He Tom Foley Or Tom Foolery? The Candidate’s Calculated Risk

August 27th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

As Republican nominee for governor Tom Foley enters his first debate tonight against Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy, will he actually take a position on something? Or maybe he thinks no one will notice? Foley speaks often about sharing a Bridgeport agenda as he tries to poach urban votes from Malloy. Where’s the plan? Mark Pazniokas […]

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McKinney-Walker Money Merge Likely

June 20th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

For Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney to qualify for the $1.3 million public jackpot against party-endorsed Tom Foley, it looks more and more he must merge his money with running mate David Walker. Under Connecticut’s public financing rules Walker, Bridgeport resident and former U.S. Comptroller General, can pool his dough with McKinney.

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Malloy Visits City To Propose Minimum Wage Increase

February 4th, 2014 · 30 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

On the eve of the scheduled start to the state legislative session, Governor Dan Malloy was in Bridgeport Tuesday afternoon to propose an increase in the state’s minimum wage. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants Connecticut to be the first state to commit to meeting President Obama’s goal of a $10.10 […]

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Gun Lobbyist: “We Killed It Once … We’ll Do It Again”–Not This Time, Say Pols

January 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events

Insightful piece from Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror about gun lobbyist Robert Crook. Don’t ya just love lobbyists with the last name Crook? From Paz: Crook, a deep-voiced smoker, admits to making one gaffe post-Newtown–a boast about the ability of gun owners last year to mobilize in opposition to a ban on high-capacity magazines, […]

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Is Traditional Media Becoming Irrelevent? The New Way Politicians Control Message

October 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Media, News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: When Republican Linda McMahon joins New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at rallies in Stamford, Waterbury and Glastonbury Monday, it will be the first time her U.S. Senate campaign has widely publicized her schedule in four weeks.

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SuBy Never High–The Politics Of Pot

April 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

What, former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz never smoked pot? That must explain everything. Five Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate appeared live on WFSB on Sunday to debate a variety of issues including their historic reefer intake. Bridgeport attorney and drug-reform crusader Sylvester Salcedo wasn’t invited to the debate. Alas, Sly hasn’t raised […]

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Election Commissioners Have Cold Feet

January 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Always a curious choice when a professional pol is appointed to head enforcement of election law. Will he protect pals? Pursue foes? Here’s the latest from Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror on the proposed selection of former Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano to serve as the new executive director of the state agency that has taken action, […]

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