Monthly Archives: May 2013

Medicaid and Food Stamp Delays — Is The Problem The People Or The Process?

The state has a problem.  People who apply for food and medical benefits often face substantial delays before finally getting their approvals.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, it’s an issue that has now twice ended up in federal court.

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What Is The State’s Constitutional Spending Cap?

If you’ve been following the negotiations over the state budget, you’ve no doubt heard three words: constitutional spending cap.  But do you know what they mean?…Neither did WNPR’s Jeff Cohen, who brings us this report.

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State May Loosen Some Sunday Hunting Restrictions

In Connecticut, hunting on Sundays is prohibited.  But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, a law now being considered may change that.

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State Doesn’t Fear Lawsuit That Claims New Gun Laws Are Unconstitutional

The administration of Governor Dannel Malloy says a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s new gun laws won’t make it far in court.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

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Hartford Police Reverse Themselves On Accident Involving Segarra’s Chief of Staff

Jared Kupiec, the chief of staff to Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, is making the news again.

First, it was for his use of a city credit card to pay a $700 New Year’s Eve tab at a downtown restaurant, a meal that included caviar and champagne. He and the mayor paid that money back. Then, it was revealed that Kupiec had special privileges to use the police gym. That privilege was revoked.

Now, it appears Kupiec was a passenger in a January car accident that has since gotten a second review from the police and raised concern on the city council.

Why?

Because police first blamed the wrong driver. And they now say the one who should have gotten the blame was the person driving Kupiec. Continue reading

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Hartford-Area Landlord Settles Discrimination Suit

Fair housing advocates are celebrating a victory.  They recently won a settlement from a Hartford-area landlord who allegedly denied apartments to people using public assistance to pay their rent.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

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City Wants To Prevent Underage “Vodka Guzzling Fest” At Comcast Theatre

Hartford’s outdoor concert season is about to start.  And while that’s fun for a lot of people, some call it a scheduled mass casualty event.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, binge drinking is a serious concern for law enforcement and public health officials.

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