Hartford’s interim police chief says he won’t take the permanent chief’s job without the promise of free healthcare for life. But he wouldn’t be the only one to get the perk when he retires. And as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Mayor Pedro Segarra says it’s time to review the benefit.
Monthly Archives: July 2012
Contract negotiations have stalled the formal swearing in of James Rovella as Hartford’s new police chief. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Rovella says he won’t take the job without a guarantee of lifetime health benefits for him and his family paid for by the city.
Last week, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra said acting Police Chief James Rovella would become permanent chief today/yesterday. All that was left was a background check. But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the check isn’t done — and Rovella hasn’t been sworn in.
As Connecticut officials try to comply with the Affordable Care Act and provide health coverage to the uninsured, they have a big question to answer: Just who are the state’s uninsured? WNPR’s Jeff Cohen has this report.
As James Rovella prepares himself to be Hartford’s next permanent police chief, there’s a move on the city council to clear out the police department’s upper ranks.