Monthly Archives: July 2010

Butt Ugly Building On Its Way. Could The Capitol West Building Be Next?

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra has finished his first month on the job.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen sat down with him Monday for an interview.

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Wyman And Glassman Debate

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The state’s two democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor debated Monday morning on Where We Live.

Listen to our recap here.

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Simmons Back In It. Sort of.

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Former Congressman Rob Simmons wants people to know that he may not be actively campaigning in the Republican primary for U-S Senate, but he’s still on the ballot.

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More Politicians, More Public Grants

The state’s program to publicly finance political campaigns is nearing the end of its initial phase.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Lt. Governor Michael Fedele got more than $300,000 for his bid in the Republican governor’s race today.

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And for our Hartford readers, looks like Doug McCrory, John Fonfara, Kelvin Roldan, Hector Robles, and Angel Morales all got public money for their campaigns.  rJo Winch is on tomorrow’s agenda.

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Segarra Retreats

The news is quiet from city hall.  There’s still no council president, and there’s still no city council replacement for Mayor Pedro Segarra.

As for Segarra, his staff says he’s been spending his time meeting-and-greeting people in the city, as well as speed-dating department heads in his effort to reassess the way the place runs.

And we’re told tomorrow Segarra begins his effort to set priorities in earnest.  He’ll be spending half of Thursday and Friday on retreat offsite with his chief of staff, his chief operating officer, and his corporation counsel to figure out what he wants the next 17 months to look like.

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State Supreme Court Rules Against Foley

In a very brief ruling following a very brief recess, the state supreme court has ruled against Republican Tom Foley.

Decision to follow.

UPDATE:  Listen to our story tonight during All Things Considered, or listen online now.

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State Supreme Court May Rule In Foley/Fedele Case

Having trouble keeping track of the various legal hearings and filings in the fight between Republican gubernatorial candidates Tom Foley and Michael Fedele?

Try following the arguments today at the Connecticut Supreme Court.

We’ll have a story later today.  But for now, the court is in recess — after an hour of argument, the court took a pause to try and see if it could reach a decision in the case.  We’ll keep you posted.

At issue is the state’s public campaign finance program and whether Fedele should have been given roughly $2 million in taxpayer cash.

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