State lawmakers are meeting this hour to try and finalize boundaries for state legislative districts and federal congressional elections. But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, there’s a midnight deadline, and the question of how to draw the lines for the US House of Representatives is still unresolved.
Monthly Archives: November 2011
Last week, Howard Baldwin made a splash when he proposed putting more than $100 million into the XL Center with the goal of bringing an NHL hockey team back to Hartford. But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, a report commissioned by the state in 2006 says that no amount of renovations could retrofit the arena to the standards of the NHL.
Federal transportation officials have officially committed $275 million for a busway from New Britain to Hartford. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, state officials say construction will begin this Spring.
Now that the October storm is gone and power is back, there are still trees down across the state. And as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, those trees turn into wood chips, and those wood chips need someplace to go.
It’s not a huge deal, but it’s noteworthy that CL&P President and COO Jeff Butler wasn’t at today’s meeting of the governor’s Two Storm Panel. Butler was the company’s public face after the recent storms. Other officials from the company were there to answer questions from the panel instead.
Joe McGee, the panel’s co-chair, says it was up to the utilities to choose their representatives. And Mitch Gross, CL&P spokesman, says Butler was in Berlin running the company. Gross says his associates were more than capable of addressing the panel.
There you have it.