As some of you may know, when I’m not writing articles on MERA, making charts on the Board of Representative’s voting records, or running for office in special elections, I’m a bankruptcy lawyer, and spend much of my time working on municipal restructurings. With the benefit of this experience, I submitted an op-ed to the Hartford Courant on what might happen if Congress passes, and Connecticut avails itself of, a bankruptcy law for states. You can find it here: https://www.
At last night’s Board of Finance meeting, Monica DiCostanzo (D-7), chair of the Board of Representative’s Fiscal Committee, reported that thirty-three (33) out of forty (40) members of the Board of Representatives signed onto a letter promising that there will be no increase in the mill rate this year. The Board of Finance had already pledged to have no increase in the mill rate over last year. As explained previously, the Boards of Finance and Representatives have power onl
What in the world is going on with the Board of Education? This afternoon, Jackie Pioli submitted her letter of resignation from the Board, effective June 15, 2020. Pioli was elected in 2018 in an upset win over incumbent (and Board president) David Mannis in 2018 (who now sits on the Board of Finance). If Mannis was an “establishment” candidate, then I suppose that made Pioli an “anti-establishment” candidate by default, although, of course, these descriptors do not tell c