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.
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.
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.
The General Assembly returned to full strength Friday as the winners of three special elections took their seats, giving Democrats majorities of 21-15 in the Senate and 87-64 in the House.
On the eve of his 79th birthday, former state Sen. Edwin A. Gomes, D-Bridgeport, regained his seat as a minor-party candidate in a special election Tuesday night, scoring a national first for the Working Families Party.