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Entries Tagged as 'Phil Blagys'

Budget-stressed City Seeks Financial Guidance

October 29th, 2016 · 97 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim is implementing a suggestion by State Rep. Steve Stafstrom to create a financial task force to serve as an adviser for long-term fiscal stability.

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Steve Stafstrom To Run For Grogins’ Vacant Seat, Torres Considering Run

January 5th, 2015 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Former City Councilman Steve Stafstrom tells OIB he will be a candidate when a special election is called to fill the State House seat of Auden Grogins who will be nominated to the Superior Court by Governor Dan Malloy. Stafstrom made one thing clear at the top of his priorities for the district, he will […]

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Voter Enrollment Cleaned Up, Dems With 10 To 1 Registration Advantage

August 21st, 2014 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Local election officials have cleaned up the city’s voter registration enrollment numbers reducing registered voters to roughly 57,000, down from more than 70,000 that had been maintained from the surging voter interest led by the 2008 presidential cycle with Barack Obama on the ballot.

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Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:

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How A Campaign Operation Rescued Sue Brannelly–What’s Steven Stafstrom’s Future?

November 11th, 2013 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

When incumbents fight the tide of establishment anger in high-turnout areas such as Black Rock it’s all they can do to stay above water. Steven Stafstrom was a casualty of voter fury in the highest turnout area of the city that also nearly drowned his Democratic City Council running partner Sue Brannelly whose once-popular standing  […]

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The Political Landscape Following General Election Poses Intrigue

November 8th, 2013 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

For eternal optimists in politics there was something positive to take away on a number of levels from Tuesday’s general election. The Connecticut Working Families Party won coalition control of the school board, beleaguered Republicans grabbed a school board seat and a City Council seat after shut out from meaningful elections for years and a […]

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Stafstrom Close Vote Sets Up Recount For City Council Election, Brannelly Supports Recanvass

November 7th, 2013 · 18 Comments · City Council, News and Events

UPDATE: Recount results: Torres 861, Blagys 760, Brannelly 821, Stafstrom 810. Thanks to OIB friends for providing recount info. A razor-thin margin will trigger a recount of ballots in the City Council’s 130th District. Elections officials have scheduled it for Friday at 11 a.m. at the Registrar’s Office in the Morton Government Center on Broad […]

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Blagys Not Conceding Council Race, Black Rock Vote Separation Perplexes Supporters

November 6th, 2013 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Republican City Council candidate Phil Blagys says he’s not ready to concede defeat that saw his running partner Rick Torres and Democratic incumbent Sue Brannelly with the most votes, according to unofficial returns, in the 130th District. Blagys won on the machines, but the Democrats absentee ballot operation on behalf of Brannelly put her over […]

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