Monthly Archives: August 2012

Segarra Says Layoffs Loom

You’ll recall our post earlier this week about how the city’s efforts to win concessions from its unions was flagging.

In a press release today, Mayor Pedro Segarra says that means layoffs are likely.   The release is below.

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City Still Needs Union Concessions To Balance Budget

The current budget of the city of Hartford is a tight one, and it includes a million dollars in labor concessions that haven’t yet been agreed to.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Mayor Pedro Segarra has offered either furlough days or layoffs.

Here’s the story.

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Poll Gives McMahon Slight Lead Over Murphy, Shows She’s Changing Minds

A Quinnipiac University Poll gives Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon a slight edge over Democrat Chris Murphy in a race that is still too close to call.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the poll shows that voters like McMahon more now than when she lost the race for senate in 2010.

Here’s the story.

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Malloy Warms Up For Convention, Takes On Christie And Ryan

A week before Governor Dannel Malloy is set to speak at the Democratic national convention, he got a bit of a warm up before the state’s press corps today. WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

Here’s the story.

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Council Approves Street Corner For Giles

The Hartford City Council has approved the naming of a city corner after Abe Giles — a city politician who died last year.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Giles is a man remembered for his years in politics — and for the corruption scandal that brought down a city mayor.

Here’s the story.

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Report: Hartford Assistant Police Chief Leaving For UMass

Masslive.com says Assistant Police Chief John Horvath is leaving the city to lead the University of Massachusetts at Amherst police department.

Here’s the story.  We’ll catch up with Horvath before he leaves.  You’ll recall an ordinance was recently before the city council to essentially encourage him to leave.

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WNPR on NPR: Favored In GOP Senate Primary, Linda McMahon Faces Critics Left And Right

From the better late than never department…

Here’s a story I did that took up much of last week and that ran on NPR’s national broadcast of All Things Considered.

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