Monthly Archives: March 2010

Hartford Police Union Endorses Malloy

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“Ban The Box” Doesn’t Move Forward

A bill that would have prohibited some employers from asking job applicants about their criminal records doesn’t appear to be moving forward this year.

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City Democrats Will Need To Re-Pick Their Leader

City blogger Kevin Brookman has posted the decision of Democratic State Central that says the city’s Democrats will have to choose their leader anew.

Here’s the ruling.

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Roldan’s Sex Offender Bill Dies In Committee

Last week, we told you about Hartford State Rep. Kelvin Roldan’s bill that would have made it illegal for sex offenders to live within 2,000 feet of a school.  Detractors said the bill, among other things, left no place in the state’s cities for those offenders to live.

Turns out that the bill didn’t leave the legislature’s judiciary committee.  Here’s what Roldan told us in an email Monday:

Due to time constraints the bill was not voted on today. The caucus will however continue to discuss the issue and the bill may receive consideration later in the legislative process. Due to the strong public response received from constituents and members of the General Assembly, I will continue to work with my collegues to get this legislation enacted this session. The issue does not end today.”

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City Dems Still In Limbo

Remember the town committee fight between Hartford’s Democrats?

Steve Goode over at Cityline says the fight continues, although a resolution — thanks to Democratic State Central — could come soon.

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Rell Nominates Grand Juror For Supreme Court

Sounds ominous, doesn’t it?

Judge Dennis G. Eveleigh served as the grand juror in the 18-month investigation of Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez that led to his two arrests.  Now, Gov. M. Jodi Rell wants Eveleigh to serve on the state’s highest court.

She’s also nominated Robert Genuario (her budget secretary) and John Danaher (her public safety commissioner) to the superior court bench.

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Ritter Running For Representative

Lots of R’s.

If you follow Hartford politics, you’ll know Matt Ritter — he’s a Democrat on the city council.  If you don’t, you’ll know his dad — former House Speaker Tom Ritter.

Looks like the younger Ritter is running for the seat now occupied by State Rep.  Ken Green.  Below is the email that just landed.

UPDATE: Ken Green called and left a message to say he plans on running.

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