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Entries Tagged as 'Tim Herbst'

Finch And Herbst Mix Like Oil And Water, Border War Expands

April 10th, 2015 · 25 Comments · News and Events

Will Mayor Bill Finch and Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst ever get along? They argue over parks, poop, schools, government reform and building security. From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: Even as the city markets its downtown as a destination, a regional organization of mayors and selectmen that meets in the transportation center building may […]

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It’s The ‘Bully’ Versus The ‘Bomb Thrower’–Drama Builds Between Finch And Herbst

April 6th, 2015 · 33 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update, Finch spokesman responds: One’s a Republican, the other a Democrat. Both aren’t bashful about puking up what’s in their respective heads. Tensions between Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst and Mayor Bill Finch have erupted. CT Capitol Report headline describes it as War. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: In a lengthy letter circulated Friday, Trumbull First […]

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Finch Declares City Employees On City Council ‘Doesn’t Look Good’, Suggests Ganim Find Job In Outer Space

March 25th, 2015 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Acknowledging city employees serving on the City Council “doesn’t look good,” Mayor Bill Finch appeared on the Chaz & AJ radio show Wednesday morning urging former Mayor Joe Ganim to find something else to do than seek his old job. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart listened to the interview that also included a surprise call-in, […]

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Herbst: Bridgeport Tax Dollars Should Not Fund Cronyism And Patronage Ahead Of Public Good

March 25th, 2015 · 15 Comments · News and Events

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst pulls no punches in this commentary in support of a state government reform bill to enforce the City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council. In the commentary Herbst criticizes city and state officials and the municipal lobbying arm Connecticut Conference of Municipalities for promoting conflicts of […]

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City Council To Act On $90 Million Request For Poop System Upgrade

December 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sewage treatment isn’t cheap and the city’s still trying to modernize its two facilities processing sludge from an antiquated infrastructure. The City Council Monday night at 7 at City Hall, according to the posted agenda, will take up a Budget and Appropriations Committee report approving financing of $90,370,000 for the design, rehabilitation, upgrading and construction […]

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Predictions, Please. What’s Your Internal Poll Telling You?

November 4th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Okay, here we go. Mail pieces, television spots, radio commercials, e-blasts, door knocks, phone calls and general harassing of the public good are coming to an end. Share your predictions.

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Nappier And Herbst In Spirited Contest

November 1st, 2014 · 33 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

The most spirited statewide race to watch outside of governor is the state treasurer contest between Democratic incumbent Denise Nappier and Republican challenger Tim Herbst, the first selectman of Trumbull. The video above shows the testiness between the candidates after the debate. The video that follows is the debate on the Connecticut NBC affiliate that […]

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Courant Endorses Herbst For State Treasurer

October 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The Hartford Courant has endorsed Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst for state treasurer over Democratic incumbent Denise Nappier. Who says the Courant won’t endorse a Republican? Full disclosure: I have served as campaign strategist for Herbst for his first selectman races, but was not involved in his general election for state treasurer. From the Courant:

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