In recent months, there has been much discussion about the financial health of the State of Connecticut, including specific issues and challenges facing Bridgeport, Connecticut's largest city.


Budget-stressed city seeks financial guidance. Only in Bridgeport. October 29, 2016

Connecticut's fiscal woes could mean higher municipal borrowing costs, by Keith M. Phaneuf. Connecticut Mirror, October 20, 2016

Developer of downtown Bridgeport buildings subject of lawsuit, by Keila Torres Ocasio. Connecticut Post, October 16, 2016

Office says Connecticut budget almost $78 million in deficit, Associated Press, October 13, 2016

Connecticut: Still revolutionary? Progressive? by George Petrini. Connecticut Mirror, October 12, 2016

An underfunded disaster awaiting taxpayers? Pension puzzles part 2, by Dick Startz. Brookings Institution. October 12, 2016

In Bridgeport, property values plummet, but taxes soar for some, by Kristin Hussey and Lisa W. Foderaro. New York Times, October 10, 2016

Bridgeport school board in turmoil, by Linda Conner Lambeck. Connecticut Post, October 9, 2016

Municipal, business and labor leaders plan summit on economy, by Keith M. Phaneuf. Connecticut Mirror, October 7, 2016

CCM tries to increase fall campaigns’ focus on urban poverty, by Keith M. Phaneuf. Connecticut Mirror, October 3, 2016

Are teacher pensions really that high? Pension puzzles part 1, by Dick Startz. Brookings Institution. September 29, 2016

Finance is ruining America. In Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan, Connecticut, bankers are earning astonishing amounts. Does that have anything to do with the poverty in Bridgeport, just a few exits away?, by Alana Semuels.The Atlantic, September 23, 2016

Financial irony in Connecticut, the 'Sinkhole State'
 by Sheila Weinberg. Connecticut Mirror, September 21, 2016

Municipalities say CT’s property tax system is unsustainable
, by Keith M. Phaneuf. Connecticut Mirror, September 12, 2016

In Connecticut, a wealth gap divides neighboring schools, by Elizabeth A. Harris and Kristin Hussey. New York Times, September 11, 2016

Bridgeport housing board members resign, by Brian Lockhart. Connecticut Post, September 9, 2016

General Lee issues Ganim report card to City Council. Only in Bridgeport. September 7, 2016.

Protest held at Bridgeport City Hall. Connecticut Post, September 6, 2016

Will large crowds continue at City Council meetings? Only in Bridgeport. September 5, 2016

HUD official wants Bridgeport Housing Authority board replaced, by Brian Lockhart. Connecticut Post, August 31, 2016

Will Hartford’s crisis force a CT property tax overhaul?, by Tom Condon. Connecticut Mirror, August 31, 2016

Good school, rich school; Bad school, poor school: the inequality at the heart of America’s education system, by Alana Semuels. The Atlantic, August 25, 2016

A discussion of Bridgeport’s recent 29% tax increase, with guests John Marshall Lee, Pete Spain and Dave Walker of Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport. Mic Check on WPKN Community Radio, August 21, 2016

Disaster looms for Bridgeport without legislative action now, by Tracy Geoghegan. Connecticut Mirror, August 11, 2016

'Graveyard full' of financial skeletons. Only in Bridgeport, August 4, 2016
Bridgeport residents demand oversight board for city, by Daniel Tepfer. Connecticut Post, August 1, 2016
Ganim silent on Bridgeport taxes, by Brian Lockhart. Connecticut Post, July 7, 2016
Bridgeport residents blast tax increases, by Brian Lockhart. Connecticut Post, July 6, 2016
Bridgeport finances a ticking device, by David M. Walker. Connecticut Post, June 6, 2016
Ganim plays coy with tax hike in Bridgeport, by Brian Lockhart. Connecticut Post, April 19, 2016
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CW4BB Action Network October 29th Citizens Forum

A public discussion on Bridgeport's financial challenges and opportunities. Featured speakers: Phil Blagys; the Honorable David M. Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States; State Senator Marilyn Moore (22nd CT Senatorial District)

Resident Testimonials

Bridgeport residents share their stories about how the recent 29% mill rate increase and tax hike has affected their lives. If you have a story you would like to tell, please get in touch.