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Entries Tagged as 'Tom McCarthy'

Who Will Replace Paoletto And DeJesus On City Council?

February 28th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Political maneuvering is underway to fill the City Council seats of the recently resigned Richard Paoletto and Richard DeJesus. An addendum to the council agenda calls for the replacement of the vacated seats.

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Gomes, Stafstrom Support Government Reform Bill

February 26th, 2015 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

As Ed Gomes and Steve Stafstrom prepare to enter the Connecticut legislature in mid session, fresh off special election wins, supporters of a government reform bill have picked up two allies in the ongoing effort to enforce the City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council.

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Have You Read The Audit?

February 19th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Unless you’re passionate about numbers, statistics, line items, surpluses, deficits and more, analyzing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report can cause eyes to glaze over quickly. Fire up the espresso machine! City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has arguably spent more time than anyone else on the planet reviewing Bridgeport government financials as a civilian taxpayer. […]

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State Senator Cathy Osten Trashes Will Of The People For Political Profiteers

February 17th, 2015 · 83 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport voters decided at the polls they don’t want city employees serving on the City Council because taxpayers believe their money will be ripped off by political profiteers who’d vote to approve their own wages and benefits, as well as other dubious financial achievements. And, as it turns out, that’s exactly what has happened. A […]

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Public Hearing For Government Reform Bill, Hundreds Sign Petition In Support Of Enforcing City Charter

February 9th, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

A public hearing for House Bill #5886 to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter barring city employees from serving on the City Council will take place Friday 11 a.m. in Room 2B of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, according to State Rep. Jack Hennessy who introduced the legislation with State Senator Marilyn Moore. Meanwhile a […]

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Torres Pushes Citizen Petition To Enforce City Charter Ending Conflicts Of Interest

January 29th, 2015 · 27 Comments · City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Republican City Councilman Enrique Torres, a candidate for the February 24 special election for Connecticut’s 129th State House District, has launched a petition drive both online here and in hard copy at his Harborview Market in Black Rock to build public support to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter that prohibits city employees from serving on […]

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Hennessy And Moore Introduce State Legislation To End Conflict Of Interest On City Council

January 28th, 2015 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

State Representative Jack Hennessy and State Senator Marilyn Moore have introduced the government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies that would extend state law to include all governmental bodies that serve as boards of finance such as the City Council. The Bridgeport City Charter approved by voters […]

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