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Entries Tagged as 'Steven Stafstrom'

Stafstrom: Moving Cities Forward Requires ‘We Before Me’

March 24th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport State Rep. Steve Stafstrom writes in a commentary that “we must partner together, standing united as cities and suburban towns to help our cities thrive as the sustainable regional job creators and economic drivers we need them to be.”

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Ganim Seeks State Approval To Borrow To Pay Off Unfunded Pension Liability

March 22nd, 2017 · 36 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

With city Bond Counsel John Stafstrom at his side and a nod to his nephew State Rep. Steve Stafstrom, a member of the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee, Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday urged passage of a proposal to allow municipalities to bond the unfunded pension liability for the Municipal Employees Retirement System that Ganim […]

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Public Hearing For Stafstrom’s Open-Carry Legislation

March 14th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport State Rep. Steve Stafstrom is co-sponsoring legislation “To require individuals who openly carrying a pistol or revolver to produce their permit upon request of a law enforcement officer if the firearm is visible to such officer.” See the bill here. A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday 10 a.m. in Room 2C of the Legislative […]

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Revenue Resuscitation, Debating Malloy’s Hospital Tax To Cure City Finances

February 14th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

Is Governor Dan Malloy’s hospital tax proposal just what the doctored ordered to aid fiscally troubled cities? Malloy’s two-year, $40 billion budget proposal calls for a new property tax on hospitals expected to raise more than $200 million statewide with about $20 million of that earmarked to Bridgeport from its two acute care facilities. It’s […]

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Municipal Agita, Malloy Wants To Create Fiscal Accountability Board

February 2nd, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

This will give some city leaders stomach cramps. Governor Dan Malloy proposed on Thursday the creation of a Municipal Accountability Review Board so that “the state will be poised to intercede early to put struggling local governments on a path to sustainable fiscal health before they are on the brink of a fiscal crisis.” Translation: lose […]

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Stafstrom’s Police Safety Bill To Produce Gun Permit

January 23rd, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation is sorting through a whole bunch of issues in the current session of the General Assembly, including state aid, new revenue sources, school funding and law enforcement matters. State Rep. Steve Stafstrom is sponsoring a bill on an issue that hit close to home in 2016, which would require anyone carrying […]

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State Legislative Committee Assignments Set

January 9th, 2017 · 3 Comments · News and Events

Committee assignments have been set for Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation for the General Assembly session that began on Wednesday. State Senator Marilyn Moore co-chairs the Children Committee and Human Services Committee while her Senate colleague Ed Gomes co-chairs Labor and Public Employees. State Rep. Jack Hennessy co-chairs Veterans Affairs. CT Mirror has the full list […]

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Ganim Chews On Bird And Budget

November 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

What does a mayor do as he’s digesting Thanksgiving overload? Chew on his next budget. Mayor Joe Ganim’s upcoming budget cycle could bloat more indigestion, depending on his success with the next session of the state legislature beginning in January.

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