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Entries Tagged as 'Steven Stafstrom'

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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Hennessy: Money For North End Flood Control, Stallworth: Dough For East Side Library

May 12th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

State Reps Jack Hennessy and Charlie Stallworth announced on Friday state bonding money awards for flood control in the North End and investment in the East Side library branch.

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Gauging The Upper East Side, Fonseca And Frank Seek City Council Seats

April 11th, 2017 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

For Dollie Fonseca and Gage Frank it’s game on. The Democratic political activists have joined forces to run for City Council in the Upper Side 138th District against incumbents Anthony Paoletto and Nessah Smith who say bring it on. They may have primary company. Still to be heard from is District Leader Maria Pereira who […]

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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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