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Entries Tagged as 'Mary Moran'

Worse In Hartford? Connecticut’s Bleeding Cities–Stafstrom: It Doesn’t Matter Who Is Worse Off … State Has Ignored Cities

August 29th, 2016 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

The mil rate in Bridgeport is 54. In Hartford it’s 74–ouch–by far the highest in the state. Mayor Joe Ganim’s spending plan approved by the City Council calls for $4 million in union concessions to balance the budget, some of which he has achieved. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s budget anticipates $15.5 million in municipal givebacks. […]

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The Crowd Roars For Tax Relief At City Council Meeting–Will It Matter?

August 2nd, 2016 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Another cranky crowd–mostly from the highly taxed Black Rock neighborhood–packed City Council Chambers Monday night, four weeks after venting about tax increases, to once again remind members of the budget and legislative body they haven’t forgotten about the impact on their pocketbooks. Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker received a standing ovation in his call […]

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Plug In A Number, Figure Out The Rest, Ganim’s Challenge With Unions

June 29th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

When Mayor Joe Ganim and city bean counters crafted a budget in the spring that was eventually approved by the City Council for the spending year starting July 1 it assumed $4 million in union concessions. Mayor Joe’s an experienced negotiator, better than most sitting on the other side of the table. Okay, he told […]

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Ganim Presents Budget To City Council, Mixed Bag For Taxpayers In Revaluation Year

April 5th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday submitted a $560 million budget to the City Council up nearly $28 million from the election-year budget approved last year that finance officials say still includes a budget deficit of more than $10 million that will be carried over to the spending plan that begins July 1 with the implementation […]

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Joseph Garamella

March 8th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

They don’t make pols like Joseph J. Garamella anymore. For anyone who knew him, all you had to say was Joe John. That was enough. Everyone knew who you meant. In the 20-year period from 1971 through 1991, Republican mayors–Nick Panuzio, Lenny Paoletta and Mary Moran–occupied the mayor’s office for 10 of those years. Republican […]

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From Camel To Car, Dennis Murphy Gets Behind Wheel Of Troubled DMV

January 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

He has served as deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Labor for five years, has even filled in as acting commissioner and now Bridgeport resident Dennis Murphy will try to steer the Department of Motor Vehicles in the right direction after another Bridgeport resident Andres Ayala resigned as commissioner following a troubling year at […]

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Ganim To Waive Four Weeks Of Pay

December 22nd, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Sending a signal that “everyone has to give a little” to offset a budget deficit pegged at roughly $20 million, a spokesman for Mayor Joe Ganim says the mayor did not accept a salary during his first two weeks in office and will also be working another two weeks without pay in the near future. […]

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Former City Sheriff David Goodman

December 20th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Friends and family are reporting on Facebook that former Republican City Sheriff David S. Goodman, 41, died suddenly Saturday night in his South End home. Charlie Coviello, a 2015 mayoral candidate, with whom Goodman ran for reelection as a candidate for sheriff on the New Movement Party line, also reported to OIB of Goodman’s death. […]

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