September 19, 2016
by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2016 5:30am
Even though the state said it would appeal the ruling, a Wall Street ratings firm said the Sept. 7 decision in Connecticut’s landmark education lawsuit would “benefit financially troubled cities” and boost their sagging bond ratings.
August 24, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 3:55pm
A California-based education advocacy group backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut Tuesday seeking to establish a federal constitutional right to an adequate education.
August 18, 2016
by Jack Kramer | August 18, 2016 5:29am
Coming to consensus on gun ownership rights in this country is a useless exercise.
August 9, 2016
by Staff Report | August 9, 2016 10:53pm
There were local issues at play in each of the 12 legislative primaries throughout the state Tuesday, but it looks as if Hamden Democrat Josh Elliott pulled off a victory against Hamden Council President Jim Pascarella, while Sens. Marilyn Moore and Terry Gerratana each held onto their seats.
July 28, 2016
by Jack Kramer | July 28, 2016 12:00pm
As the clock ticks toward the start of another legislative session in January, Connecticut lawmakers will once again be confronted about whether they should raise the hourly minimum wage — and by how much.
July 25, 2016
by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | July 25, 2016 12:00pm
There is no statewide primary in Connecticut this year, but there are 16 Democratic and Republican primaries coming up on Aug. 9, including 12 legislative primaries, two for probate judge, and two registrar of voters.
Tags: Ed Gomes, Marilyn Moore, Terry Gerratana, Aug. 9, primaries, Jason Perillo, Jay Case
July 19, 2016
by Jack Kramer | July 19, 2016 5:30am
July 8, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | July 8, 2016 10:00am
I bet you didn’t know primary season is sneaking up on us. Sure, we had a presidential primary season back in April, but that had passionate public interest, media attention, and huge turnout. The upcoming primaries, scheduled for the hot and drowsy depths of August, will be the opposite of that.
by Terry Cowgill | July 8, 2016 5:30am
For observers of government like yours truly, there are few things in life more amusing than one government entity trying to divorce itself from its parent. And no, I’m not talking about last week’s Brexit vote, which, since it has such profound consequences for a large swath of the world, is hardly amusing.
Tags: Black Rock, Bridgeport, secession, David Walker, revaluation, mill rate, grand list, Joe Ganim, terry cowgill, dh
June 13, 2016
by Jack Kramer | June 13, 2016 5:30am
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim didn’t hesitate to single himself out Friday as the kind of person who would benefit from his city’s new Second Chance Society Initiative at a news conference at the Margaret Morton Government Center.