Jonathan Pelto, Connecticut political analyst, weighs in with his take on the state of city schools courtesy of his site jonathanpelto.com: Returning from the “dead” – Bridgeport’s elected Board of Education faces almost certain death. The Mayor of Bridgeport wants the city’s Board of Education out. One option would be to follow the lead of Hartford and […]
Entries Tagged as 'William Beccaro'
March 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
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 […]
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.
February 16th, 2012 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Attorney William P. Beccaro, who fronted a political action committee that came under fire by supporters of 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, has been fined $5,000 by the State Elections Enforcement Commision, one of the heaviest sanctions in commission history for an assortment of illegal actions that included improper travel expenses involving Mayor Bill Finch. Finch […]
September 17th, 2011 · 6 Comments · City Politics
From the Foster campaign: The Connecticut Citizen Action Group Endorses Mary-Jane Foster for Mayor of Bridgeport CCAG cites Bill Finch’s undemocratic behavior regarding the dissolution of the Bridgeport Board of Education and his troubling ties to People for Excellence in Government PAC.
September 11th, 2011 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection operatives dropped more campaign attacks on Democratic primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster the past few days questioning in a mail piece her effectiveness as owner of the Bridgeport Bluefish and a lit drop in African American neighborhoods claiming she’s really a Republican. Foster’s husband Jack McGregor was a lifelong Republican before switching a few […]
August 24th, 2011 · 15 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
From Ken Dixon, CT Post: HARTFORD — The State Elections Enforcement Commission has launched an investigation into Registrar Santa Ayala’s rejection of Democrat Mary-Jane Foster’s mayoral nomination petitions and into a political action committee that gave thousands of dollars to Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and his chief of staff.
August 15th, 2011 · 46 Comments · City Politics
The campaign of Democratic candidate for mayor Mary-Jane Foster has amended its complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission regarding Mayor Bill Finch’s relationship with a political action committee. The new information includes allegations involving Finch’s State Senate campaign committees. Local election officials are currently reviewing petition signatures submitted by Foster for necessary ballot approval to […]