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Entries Tagged as 'Nancy Pelosi'

Vibes City Council Freebie Update, Plus: Campaigns Go Toxic

July 30th, 2010 · 28 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Following up on the commentary about Gathering of the Vibes organizers offering City Council members free VIP packages worth $420 each, and also the same package for a companion, I contacted Legislative Services Director Tom White, a classified civil servant, who has provided support and guidance to council members on a variety of issues for many […]

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Wishful Thinking One Month From Tsunami Tuesday, Rell’s Creature From The Black Lagoon

July 13th, 2010 · 21 Comments · City Budget, City Council, State Politics

George Steinbrenner RIP What did the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee do Monday night to address the $8 million budget gap? Not much publicly. Sounds like it was a briefing from bean counters. See comments for more info. Four weeks from today is Tsunami Tuesday. Lots of primaries and some tough talk out there. […]

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Can Someone Figure Out The Ferry Fight? Plus: Himes’ Pelosi Peel

June 9th, 2010 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, National Politics, State Politics

The city has a transportation jewel, the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company terminal downtown. Some one million travelers each year traffic the city’s ferry terminal owned by the Bridgeport Port Authority. Many head over to Port Jefferson, Long Island from the city and surrounding suburbs, and some come over from the other side of the […]

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Herrmann’s Long Nose For Money, Dick’s Dollars, SuBy’s Depo (Ouch) You Gotta Watch It

April 9th, 2010 · 30 Comments · Education, State Politics

Ah, the money battle. My buck’s bigger than your buck. Easton First Selectman Tom Herrmann, candidate for Congress, kicked out this statement the other day crowing about being the top GOP fundraiser, with $365,000 on hand, to blunt Democrat Jim Himes’ reelection. The numbers don’t lie. I have a financial and statistical advantage on my fellow Republican candidates, and the […]

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Is It Health Reform Or Deform? Plus: Bridgeport Day In Hartford

March 22nd, 2010 · 26 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The landmark health care bill has passed. It’s historic. But will it be a historic burden? Now what? It means more government and a victory for Barack. (For now, at least.) Some of the stuff kicks in right away, some of it down the road, including how Americans pay for it. How does this impact Congressman Jim […]

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Watch Out For The Amateurs; And Irish Impressions Count

March 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · National Politics, State Politics

You check out the parade today? It’s a sweet day. I like hanging out around the Barnum Museum area. If you’re going to heckle politicians, might as well have P.T. watching your back. Yo Bill. Hey Big Mac. Is that you Bob Curwen? How’s the budget going? This way to the egress!

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Russo Poll Shows Wide Open Race

February 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments · State Politics

Republican Congressional candidate Rob Russo released the results of a campaign poll that’s not good news for incumbent Democrat Jim Himes.

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Jepsen: Bysiewicz Dancing Like Ginger Rogers

February 5th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Interviews, National Politics, State Politics

So, do ya wanna dance? With Ginger Rogers? Or Maybe Susan Bysiewicz? George Jepsen, the leading Democratic challenger to Connecticut Secretary of  the State Susan Bysiewicz to replace Dick Blumenthal as attorney general, says SuBy’s doing a tap as she tries to make the case that she meets the legal definition, 10 years active practice as a […]

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