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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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Second To Nunn No More, Pricey Vehicles And Job Flattened

December 18th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning

Andy Nunn, dethroned chief administrative officer under Mayor Bill Finch, had hoped a sea change would carry him to a permanent slot as director of the Port Authority, even authorizing more than $70k for two new vehicles. Nunn’s ship was grounded along the way. For Joe Ganim, this is a bit of déjà vu. As […]

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The Roar Of Red Ink, Ganim Grapples With Finch Budget Deficit, More Than $10 Million

December 11th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee Monday night will likely hear some sobering news from Ganim administration financial chiefs: a mid-year budget deficit of more than $10 million. The $532 million election-year budget advanced by former Mayor Bill Finch that was approved by the last City Council for the budget year starting July 1 […]

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