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Aaron Turner Pursues State Senate Seat Of Former Boss

January 31st, 2018 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Backed by incumbent Ed Gomes, Aaron Turner has filed paperwork to follow his former boss’ footsteps to represent Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District which covers about two thirds of Bridgeport and a portion of western Stratford. Others are interested in the seat such as school board member Dennis Bradley and former local NAACP leader Carolyn […]

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When Carson Clashed With Borges–Life On A Financial Review Board

January 22nd, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

What’s government life like with a financial oversight board? Here’s a glimpse from my book Bow Tie Banker, a biography of David Carson, retired chief executive of People’s Bank. Carson had quite the exchange with then-State Treasurer Francisco Borges.

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Mattei Seeks Attorney General Seat

December 4th, 2017 · 14 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei, ex federal prosecutor who put former Governor John Rowland away the second time, announced on Monday his candidacy for attorney general, the state’s chief civil lawyer. Incumbent George Jepsen announced last week he’ll not seek another four-year term in 2018. Mattei joins a list of Democrats that include State Rep. William […]

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Phew! Malloy Signs Budget

October 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Hey, Connecticut has a budget … four months late. From Governor Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed into law the bipartisan budget agreement reached by members of the General Assembly, highlighting important reforms for strengthening Hartford and other cities, fully-funded state pensions, and other key initiatives championed by his administration. The Governor line-item vetoed […]

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Dems Break From Leadership To Support Republican Budget, Malloy Vows Veto, Stafstrom: GOP Plan ‘Very Bad’ For Bridgeport

September 17th, 2017 · 28 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Three Democrats in the State Senate and then five in the State House crossed the aisle to pass a Republican budget early Saturday morning that Governor Dan Malloy says he’ll veto which will force another round of discussions to approve a spending plan tardy since July 1.

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Dear Mr. Bezos, Bridgeport For Amazon HQ2

September 10th, 2017 · 28 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

You hear about the MarketWatch chatter that Bridgeport is a fit for Amazon’s second HQ? Democratic candidate for City Council in the Black Rock/West End 130th District Rowan Kane, in a letter to company CEO Jeff Bezos, declares, “Our diversity of heritage and experience and thought is not just unique, it is the foundation of […]

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City Is Testing Ground For Voter Engagement

August 28th, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Politics, News and Events

Primary voter turnout, especially in this current season sleepy election cycle, has been minuscule in recent years. A coalition of nonprofits including the League of Women voters have launched an online Voters Guide “in an effort to engage more voters in primary elections where turnout is often under 20 percent.” The site, available now but […]

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When Radio’s Voice Becomes A Whisper

June 12th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Back in the day, Bridgeport was a radio town: WICC, WNAB, WDJZ, WEZN, all with newsrooms and most with regular talk shows to examine issues, events and public officials. NAB, DJZ and EZN are now gone or different animals. WICC remains with Jim Buchanan’s talk show weekdays 4 to 7 p.m. but no reporters on […]

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