State Rep. Stafstrom To Host Legislative Session Preview

State Rep. Steve Stafstrom, House chair of the powerful Judiciary Committee, will preview the legislative session on Thursday, January 19, from 6-8 p.m. at Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue.

From Stafstrom:

These events are important to me because I discuss what’s on the agenda at the State Capitol plus listen to and talk with Bridgeport residents about the issues that matter most to them.

Every year, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR) identifies and provides brief descriptions of important issues the Connecticut General Assembly may face during the session. You can read that report by clicking HERE.

As always, please feel free to reach me with any questions, comments or concerns at or 860-240-8585. Please be sure to follow my official Facebook page for more frequent updates.



  1. Rep. Steve Stafstrom,
    Likely unfortunate that the meeting last night was posted on OIB as late as it was. How many folks attended? What are subjects most at interest? How do you weigh the success or failure of a Bridgeport public school education since the State is providing the major funding of Capital and Operating funds? Where does a citizen look for current results as well as those trends in recent years? Thank you. Time will tell.

    1. John, that’s how Liberals work. They don’t actually want people to show up for Q&As, especially from the opposing sides. I see he did post it on the fan page. I mean FACEBOOK Page. Unfortunately for some, but for Steve it was an advertisement opportunity. Come on people, billboards people, billboards. 🤣

      Tony Barr, who supported Bob for governor addressed Bridgeport’s inequality gap of 50 million or so coming out of Hartford. But can’t such questions be asked of Sen. Moore, whose other districts she represents out beat the Port for 40 to 70 million per student (if my math is right) Port gets $14,718 per student Trumbull gets $16,953, and Monroe gets $18,334 per student?

      Though to be fair to Sen. Moore, this information doesn’t give the breakdown between state and local payments that can vary. However, that’s based on income wealth, and it tax base resources. JS

  2. To the Port’s credit they seem to have been making strives in the capital investment in its educational system. New or renovated schools, two new high schools being part of that investment, and the maintenance of its facilities. Though I do recall Sen. Bradley calling out laps in the Port maintaining it BOE assists. Not sure how the mayor fits into it though, being it’s the BBOE member’s issue.

    Not dispelling that operation funding is not a critical element, but as of now, it seems the Port’s educational system has a bigger issue with a teacher shortage. I don’t know how bad it really is for the Port. No info/matrix of any kind from the BBOE site for the people to look for current issues to weigh in on its failures or successes, but you know things are pretty bad when it hits the news/media. #advertisment, people. 🙂

    “There’s no such thing as bad publicity” ~P T Barum.

    “There’s only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about” ~Oscar Wilde

    1. Oh, I see where G2 fits in Bradley’s critique of BBOE and its responsibility for one of its assets in disrepair, in his reelection run. ” Black East End, White Joe. 🙂

      Considering the person he was running against was a Black Rev. from the East End. Yeah. Ok, people and race have not factor in Port politics 🙂

      I mean, I get it, emotional identity politics, but that race card was pulled out from another deck. That was some David Blaine shit. 🤣

      I think littering is on par with Port’s racial identity politics game. 🙂

  3. Perhaps there can be a recurring effort at the Historically Black Colleges for teachers or even a defunding movement to address the issue with the BBOE.

    I mean poverty and lack of money, or financial resource is always the best way to go to fix a problem. 🙂
    ( Full disclaimer, defunding the police shouldn’t be confused with addressing fraud, waste and, abuse, or abusive practices. )

    On a more serious note, let’s get to the nuts and bolts of my game. Well, a game, on a level, I guess. The Port needs a financial engine to move to the city to bring it back to its prominence days of P.T Barum.

    Play nice people. peace out 🙂


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