In Case You Missed It 4.27.18

In Case You Missed It: Joe Ganim In The News This Week

BRIDGEPORT – It was another busy week for Bridgeport Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Ganim.  The Mayor began the week being featured on WFSB’s Face the State, where he discussed why he is running for governor.

On Sunday, Mayor Ganim participated in the New Haven Democratic Town Committee gubernatorial forum, where he pledged to ban ghost guns and bump stocks with an Executive Order as governor if the General Assembly will not act to do so.

On Monday, the Mayor urged the General Assembly to legalize sports betting in Connecticut. “Connecticut residents are already spending hundreds of millions of dollars every year in the illegal black market to bet on sports betting, so why not set up a legal wagering system that we can tax and is safer to consumers? This could potentially earn the state another $45 million in revenue each year. No one can argue that we need the money and this will also help spur additional job creation as well, at no cost to taxpayers,” said Ganim.
On Wednesday, Mayor Ganim participated in a pair of important events at the State Capitol.  He delivered a moving speech as part of the first annual Re-entry Reform Day. While at the Capitol, the Mayor also called for the state to provide Bridgeport with seven million dollars the city has been short changed in car tax reimbursements.

Also on Wednesday, Mayor Ganim urged the General Assembly to confirm Richard Robinson as State Supreme Court Justice. If confirmed, Robinson would become the first African-American Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. “Justice Robinson has served with distinction at multiple levels of the state judicial system, including for the last several years as an associate justice of the State Supreme Court,” said Ganim. “Because I’m confident Justice Robinson will do an outstanding job, I urge the General Assembly to confirm Justice Robinson as chief justice so we can have an extremely qualified person leading our judicial system and we can make history in doing so,” said Ganim.

On Thursday, Mayor Ganim introduced Eric Christmas as the new director of the Mayor’s Initiative for Re-Entry Affairs. The initiative was launched by Mayor Ganim after he was elected mayor in 2015. The announcement took place as the HIRE ONE Reentry Career Fair was held in Bridgeport. The event helps to provide people recently released from prison with career and social services.
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