Facing a relatively tame audience of education advocates seeking more school aid and taxpayers exhorting budget cuts, the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee Thursday night heard from about one dozen speakers addressing Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed spending plan that calls for a 2.7 mil increase to finance $7 million more in additional school spending and [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Mark Trojanowski'
April 27th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education
February 22nd, 2011 · 21 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: The Rev. Charlie Stallworth, aided by the might of the Greater Bridgeport Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, won the special election Tuesday to fill the state legislative seat vacated by Chris Caruso who took a job with the Malloy administration. Bridgeport police officer Verna Kearney, led by backers of Caruso, finished second. Stallworth won by 99 votes pending [...]
February 22nd, 2011 · 11 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Well here we go. It’s special election day to fill the legislative seat vacated by Chris Caruso. The Big Wave is supporting city police officer Verna Kearney. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa and Mayor Bill Finch support Rev. Charlie Stallworth, a member of the city’s Police Commission, who’s galvanizing fellow ministers to urge their peeps to the [...]
February 21st, 2011 · 26 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Governor Malloy tonight (Monday) is scheduled to visit City Hall Annex, 999 Broad Street, to kick off his campaign to schmooze his budget proposal. What would you like to ask the gov about his budget?
February 18th, 2011 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
This is so disappointing. I checked in with Town Clerk Alma Maya expecting a last-minute flood of absentee ballots for the special election to fill Chris Caruso’s state legislative seat. Only a handful of absentee ballots have arrived. What’s going on around here? No self-respecting Bridgeport pol can resist stuffing the ballot box. Has everyone gone [...]
February 17th, 2011 · 32 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Update: From Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala. “Secretary of the State Office has notified the Kearney campaign in writing that we have followed state statutes. They are not entitled to official poll workers, unofficial soft sheet workers or observers.” Five days from a special election to fill the legislative seat vacated by Chris Caruso, the campaign [...]
February 15th, 2011 · 3 Comments · City Politics
Tom Lombard is never bashful about stating a position and he doesn’t disappoint in a candidate piece he shares. OIB invites all candidates running in the Feb. 22 special election to present their rationale for filling the legislative seat vacated by Chris Caruso. Connecticut’s 126th State Assembly District includes portions of the North and Upper East [...]