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Entries Tagged as 'Tom White'

City Council Junket Debate, Good For Taxpayers Or Waste Of Money?

March 15th, 2017 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Waste of taxpayer dollars or prudent lobbying work on behalf of the city? The majority of the 20-member City Council are in Washington DC this week attending a conference junket hosted by the National League of Cities. They attended government symposiums, were greeted by Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and even met […]

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Former City Councilman Urges Ganim To Back Trump’s Immigration Policy

February 5th, 2017 · 10 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

In a letter to Mayor Joe Ganim, former City Councilman Tom White writes, “I urge you to reestablish communications personally with Donald Trump and explore the possibility of Bridgeport participating in an expedited effort to implement immigration reform in a community where it has direct impact on the lives of many residents.” White’s letter follows:

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Federal Court Of Appeals Sides With City In White’s Job Loss Complaint

February 2nd, 2017 · 28 Comments · City Council, News and Events

A three-panel federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that Tom White’s First Amendment rights were not violated when, he claimed, his position as Legislative Services Director was eliminated in 2012 for engaging in constitutionally protected speech.

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White Paper: Debating The Need For A Financial Review Board

July 14th, 2016 · 29 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom White, who also provided staff support for the budget and legislative body, shares in a commentary the city’s failure to provide financial oversight. “The missing ingredient, in my opinion, is members that have the education and work experience to handle this challenging role. Also missing is support staff to assist with […]

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White: Council Members Active In Budget Process, Or Going For Ride?

March 28th, 2016 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Former City Councilman Tom White, who also served as liaison to the legislative body, challenges City Council members to be watchdogs in the upcoming budget process. From White:

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Tom White Speaks Out About City Council President Tom McCarthy’s Hypocrisy On Municipal Layoffs

March 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City Council President Tom McCarthy told CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart the Ganim administration is “making personnel decisions that are highly concerning, and I fear that the city may be dealing with significant legal issues down the road.” Big Mac has experience in this area, he did the same thing on Mayor Bill Finch’s behalf […]

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Ex Mayor Bucci Representing McCarthy In Exit Negotiations–Development Chief Kooris In Limbo

January 6th, 2016 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

As Joe Ganim continues to assemble pieces of his administration, two leftovers from Bill Finch’s days stand out: City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations and David Kooris, director of Planning and Economic Development. McCarthy is a politician who’s worked for the city for about 15 years. Kooris is a development professional […]

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April 2015 News Highlights, ‘Run Joe, Run,’ Finch Proposes No Tax Increase, Foster Hits Finch On Low Police Staffing

December 24th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events

Who played the fool in April 2015? News highlights. Show us the money, honey. Moolah is the mother’s milk of political campaigns. Nothing like a little milk and honey, right? Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster has launched her Facebook page with an appeal to click her contribution website. Mayor Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Howard […]

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