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Entries Tagged as 'Tim Herbst'

Step Right Up! Former BarFest Ringmaster Mark Lauretti Running For Governor

February 15th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

With deep roots in Bridgeport and a strong story to tell about a mega grand list that has kept taxes down, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti says he will formally announce his candidacy for governor next month joining a potentially large Republican field for the 2018 gubernatorial cycle. Lauretti was elected mayor in 1991, the same […]

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Bridgeport’s Progress Key To Ganim’s Statewide Future

January 25th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, State Politics

This is a big political year for Mayor Joe Ganim in more ways than one. He needs budget stability in his second full year back in office after a challenging first year fiscally. He also must show progress to political leaders around the state as he positions for a potential statewide run in 2018. That […]

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Legislative Mileage Reimbursements Pad Pensions, Cheat Taxpayers

January 11th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

You could argue state legislators are showing up to represent their peeps. But, and it’s a big one, should mileage reimbursements pad pensions? Both Democrats and Republicans benefit from this dubious perk.

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Mayors Await–Will Malloy Put Words Into Action?

January 10th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

If Governor Dan Malloy runs for a third term in 2018, can he win? If he runs, he must make a whole lot of mayors happy and they make him happy in return. Otherwise, it’s sayonara. Unless, of course, the Republicans put up another flaccid candidate such as Tom Foley.

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Herbst: Padding Pensions Pilfers Taxpayers

December 28th, 2016 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Pondering another run for statewide office in 2018, Trumbull’s Republican First Selectman Tim Herbst writes in a commentary decrying the state’s underfunded pension liability, “There is a pervasive culture in Hartford, where the elite believe there is one set of rules for them and one set of rules for everyone else.” The commentary also appeared […]

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Shaban Opens HQ In The Port: I’m A Team Guy … Not About Democrats Or Republicans

September 9th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Republican candidate for Congress John Shaban on Thursday did something very few GOP regional candidates for office have even thought about: he opened his campaign headquarters in Bridgeport in an effort to broaden his reach against four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in Connecticut’s 4th District.

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Herbst Forms PAC In Support Of GOP State Legislative Races

August 17th, 2016 · 59 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, the Republican candidate for state treasurer in 2014, announced on Wednesday the formation of TIMPAC, a political action committee in support of competitive legislation races as GOP operatives try to break Democratic control in the State Capitol. Attorney Christopher Russo of Bridgeport, who managed Herbst’s 2009 first selectman victory over Democratic incumbent Ray […]

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Herbst: Disgruntled Ex-Republicans Hijacked Trumbull’s Democratic Party, Condemns Punishment Of Moore

August 10th, 2016 · 26 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Following Democratic State Senator Marilyn Moore’s blowout primary win over party-endorsed Tom McCarthy, including a strong showing in Trumbull in the multi-town district, Republican First Selectman Tim Herbst released this commentary calling her win a “repudiation of the party establishment and a repudiation of the politics of personal agendas and hatred.” Trumbull Dems who supported […]

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