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Entries Tagged as 'Tom Kelly'

‘Least Windsor’ A Bad Bet For Connecticut, Roll With MGM Proposal

October 3rd, 2017 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

City resident Tom Kelly, a long-time student of the gaming industry, argues in a commentary that what MGM International proposes economically for the state’s largest city dwarfs the state’s planned commercial casino operated by a joint venture of Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribal nations in East Windsor on non-tribal land. Kelly terms this project Least […]

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Slot Action Proposed As Solution To Gaming Expansion

April 17th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport resident Tom Kelly, a follower of state gaming trends for decades, has submitted written testimony to the legislature’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee urging expansion of slot machines into the state’s existing licensed parimutuels including one in Bridgeport. He asserts doing so will not violate the state’s gaming compact with the tribal nations that is a […]

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The Power Of Organized Opposition And A Large Voter Turnout Defeat Ballot Question

November 7th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

What did we learn from the defeat of the education ballot question? The traditional Democratic Party apparatus, even well financed, is vulnerable to defeat in higher turnout elections, especially in the face of organized opposition. Small election turnouts they can control, large turnouts they cannot.

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UI: 40,000 City Customers Will Lose Power Monday Night–Batalla School Shelter Full, Space Available At Johnson School

October 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · News and Events

6 p.m. UPDATE, UI announces shut down of substation at Governor Malloy’s news conference. Mayor Finch news release: The Cesar Batalla School shelter is full. Residents who are evacuating should go to Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue.

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Horrify Your Friends For Halloween–Mitt Romney: The Book Of Moron!

October 27th, 2012 · 5 Comments · News and Events

OIB friend Tom Kelly from Black Rock is a twisted Barnumesque character with a warped political perspective. “You’ll have a howling good time spooking and punking your political friends with our digital email spooking platform!” www.politicalpunkster.com. From the website:

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The War Over The Education Ballot Question–Who’s Right?

October 10th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

A diverse coalition of operatives including politicians, clergy, labor unions, civil and voting rights groups are forging an effort to defeat the Nov. 6 ballot question that if approved by voters would give Mayor Bill Finch the power to appoint members to the Board of Education.

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CT Post: PAC Probe Hasn’t Gone Far Enough

February 19th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The Editorial Board of the Connecticut Post, in its Sunday edition, writes that the State Elections Enforcement Commission didn’t go far enough when it fined Mayor Bill Finch’s friend attorney William Beccaro $5,000 for irregularities fronting a political action committee that received $46,000 from the mayor’s 2007 mayoral campaign and then rewired the money to finance […]

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Machine Gun Kelly Loads Follow-Up Inquiry To Beccaro PAC

February 16th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Tom Kelly, who filed the complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission that led to a $5,000 fine against Attorney William Beccaro for an assortment of violations stemming from a political action committee that was aligned with Mayor Bill Finch, has asked state elections investigators if their findings merit a criminal investigation.

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