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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Tim Herbst'
February 15th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]