Monthly Archives: May 2011

Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Prisoners To Earn Credit For Early Release

The state House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow some prisoners to get out of jail early.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the senate passed a version of the bill last week.

Here’s the story.

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Hartford Proposes Grades For Restaurant Health Inspections

Last year, restaurants in New York City were required to post a letter grade that summarized their health inspection results.  Now, as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the City of Hartford may do the same thing.

Here’s the story.

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Segarra Wants New Fraud Policy

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra is asking the city council to approve a new policy that defines municipal fraud.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the proposal sets out guidelines for investigating fraud and for  disciplining city employees.

Here’s the story.

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Also…Hartford Adopts Budget

Think back to the days of old when the Hartford city council and then Mayor Eddie Perez used to play chicken on the budget until, in some cases, the very last minute.

Now they pass the budget unanimously with time to spare.  Go figure.

Here’s the Courant’s take.

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Courant: Teacher Makes Kids Clean Toilet, DCF Investigating

Steve Goode at the Courant has this — the state is investigating after a teacher at a Hartford school allegedly made her students clean the toilet each time they went to the bathroom.  Even to wash their hands.

Here’s the story.

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More On The State Budget

Budget crunchers and negotiators for Governor Dannel Malloy met today with reporters to field questions about their tentative agreement with state employees.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

Here’s the story.

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Hartford Democrats Interested In Running For Office

It’s getting to be that time of year where folks who want to run for mayor, city council, and other offices make it known to the city’s Democratic Town Committee.  That committee has provided us with a letter it sent out last month to people who, at the time, had expressed an interest in running.

That letter is below, along with the list of potential candidates.   Note:  I have not verified that the people on the list still in fact plan to run.  Also note that we hear some other announcements are in the works. Continue reading

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