Eidelson doesn’t rule out third term

September 19, 2014 • 0
When redistricting brought a student supermajority to a city council district in Berkeley, Calif., the 18-year incumbent offered to step aside in favor of an undergraduate candidate.

City jobs at stake in colleges’ contracts

September 17, 2014 • 0
In deciding who will do its construction work, the University has the power to determine which businesses will benefit from some of the most lucrative construction contracts in recent state history.

Harp enlists Yalies to keep Connecticut blue

September 16, 2014 • 0
Mayor Toni Harp dropped by a Monday meeting of the Yale College Democrats to ask students to do her a favor: Vote for Governor Dannel Malloy on Nov. 4.

Mayor’s criticisms shape Democracy Fund agenda

September 12, 2014 • 0
New Haven’s public campaign finance system is preparing to analyze potential tweaks, clarifications and even overhauls of the opportunities local politicians have to capitalize on public funds.

Under first female mayor, gender gap persists

September 11, 2014 • 0
Twenty-two years ago, a local lawmaker and graduate of the Yale School of Architecture ran for the Connecticut state senate in New Haven, seeking to unseat an incumbent whose roots in the district were as deep as his political resume was long.

Ex-governor on trial for campaign finance breaches

September 9, 2014 • 0
The government is accusing Rowland of violating federal election law by twice conspiring to conceal political consulting activities.
Six members remain in the dissenting People’s Caucus, despite Mike Stratton’s June resignation from the Board of Alders.

After Stratton, dissenting caucus hunts for identity

September 8, 2014 • 0
When Mike Stratton, a trial lawyer and former alder, resigned from the Board in June, he left behind the People’s Caucus

Claim unlikely in See case, though family’s concerns persist

September 5, 2014 • 0
Dozens of pages of police and hospital records appear not to have convinced a trial lawyer that Sam See died because of neglect or mistreatment by authorities.

Development could connect Wooster Square to Downtown

September 4, 2014 • 0
When Ray Kimsey ’73 ARC ’75 was at school 40 years ago, crossing from downtown into Wooster Square was like entering a “no man’s land.”

With staff rebound, Democracy Fund could expand

September 3, 2014 • 0
Board members said they are crunching numbers to figure out a feasible way to infuse public money into hyper-local races.

Turnover brings Mayor, Board closer

August 29, 2014 • 0
For half the alders who left their seats in the first six months of the term, a single calling drew them away: an appointment by the mayor to a position in her administration.

Co-chair required to resign following move

August 28, 2014 • 0
One of the students responsible for engaging Ward 1 residents in the political process must resign after moving outside the ward, according to Democratic Town Committee bylaws.
“If we were an outlier — if our taxes were higher than every other urban place in our state — then I would say that we’re out of line for what it takes to run a city."
Dozens of the Yale College Democrats canvassed New Haven to help residents enroll in the state’s health care exchange.
The Board of Aldermen is currently pushing to receive additional funding for the city from the Connecticut
state government.