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Entries Tagged as 'Steve Stafstrom'

Stafstrom to Host Town Hall Forum On State Budget Mess

October 15th, 2017 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Good grief, nearly four months without a state budget. What gives? State Rep. Steve Stafstrom will provide an update on the give and take of the longest budget stalemate in state history. The forum will take place Monday, 6 p.m. in the Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue.

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Dems Break From Leadership To Support Republican Budget, Malloy Vows Veto, Stafstrom: GOP Plan ‘Very Bad’ For Bridgeport

September 17th, 2017 · 28 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Three Democrats in the State Senate and then five in the State House crossed the aisle to pass a Republican budget early Saturday morning that Governor Dan Malloy says he’ll veto which will force another round of discussions to approve a spending plan tardy since July 1.

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Take A Bow, Young Dems

September 14th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Nice to sniff fresh-brewed enthusiasm from young pols. The Greater Bridgeport Young Dems added flourish to the primary season. Its President Constance Vickers shares insight on the Young Dems Facebook page. I woke up this morning still exhausted from yesterday, in desperate need of an overdose of caffeine to make up for only a pittance […]

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Stafstrom: Sales Tax Increase Better Than Raising Property Taxes

August 26th, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

In an email to constituents a few days ago, State Rep. Steve Stafstrom shares his take on a House Democrats proposed spending package … “a slight uptick in the sales tax is much more palatable than shortchanging our city and schools the funding they need to operate, or risk the city attempting to make up […]

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Stafstrom, Frustrated By Doomsayers, Highlights State Progress

August 11th, 2017 · 14 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

In an eblast to contituents, State Rep. Steve Stafstrom declares he’s “frustrated with the Connecticut doomsayers … as if they are rooting for Connecticut to fail.” He sees a more optimistic outlook.

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State Leaders Join Ganim To Tout Legislative Achievements

June 15th, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Flanked by legislative and business leaders, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday highlighted successes from the recently completed session of the General Assembly including approval to reduce the city’s unfunded pension liability, a thermal loop green energy project for Downtown and mixed martial arts and boxing matches for the Webster Bank Arena. See video above from news […]

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Why Steve Stafstrom Is More Focused Than Joe Ganim–Priorities

June 12th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The first thing Mayor Joe Ganim should have done at the end of the state legislative session is explain what it means to the state’s largest city. How did the city benefit, if any? If it did not benefit explain why? Nope, Joe just assumed everyone will figure it out, right? That’s not how it […]

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Young Bloods–Brown, Langan Announce West Side City Council Run

June 6th, 2017 · 105 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Democratic Town Committee member Marcus Brown and middle school teacher Kyle Langan announced on Monday they are teaming up to run for City Council in the West Side 132nd District. Incumbent councilman John Olson has announced he’ll not seek reelection. The other incumbent in the district is Evette Brantley.

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