Edwin A. Gomes

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Ganim, Gomes and Moore keep things complicated in Bridgeport

From right, Sens. Ed Gomes and Marilyn Moore at a post-session press conference with  Rep. Stephen Stafstrom and Mayor Joseph P. Ganim.

Summer is coming to Bridgeport, where the living never is easy, not in even-number years, not for Sens. Edwin A. Gomes and Marilyn Moore. On the day after the Democratic machine denied Gomes and Moore its backing for another term, Mayor Joseph P. Ganim lavishly praised them at a public ceremony Tuesday – taking care to stop well short of an endorsement. Continue Reading →

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Are students better off in charter schools? State says it’s unsure

State Board of Education members and the Education Commissioner earlier this year listen to testimony from a Bridgeport parent who supports more charter schools in his community

Amid the ferocious debate about whether Connecticut students are better off in charter schools, the State Department of Education has released the results of its first-ever research on the subject. It provides little clarity, however. Continue Reading →

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Stymied in Washington, labor still finds friends in Hartford

An SEIU organizer at the Labor and Public Employees Committee.

In the worlds of business and labor, Connecticut’s political identity is shaped by the partisan and ideological collisions that take place this time of year in the legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee. Inch for inch, its agenda Thursday had more controversial issues than most committees confront in a year. Continue Reading →

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