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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February 14th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council
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 […]
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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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 […]
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.
November 15th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events
News release from state legislative delegation: Representatives Ezequiel Santiago (D-130th), Andre Baker (D-124th), Charlie Stallworth (D-126th), Jack Hennessy (D-127th), Christopher Rosario (D-128th) and Steve Stafstrom (D-129th) are pleased to announce approval by the State Bond Commission of funding for improvements to the Klein Memorial Auditorium facility in Bridgeport.
November 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The Connecticut Secretary of the State’s website is now loaded with statistics from Tuesday’s presidential election, see here. For readers who enjoy keeping score–always nice to examine who ran ahead of others for bragging rights–we’ve shared some numbers below, but some comparisons are difficult due to neighborhood demographic differences. The best comparisons are citywide or […]
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