Monthly Archives: June 2013

GOP’s Cafero Bows Out Of Race For Governor, Says Republicans Should Focus On Economy

Jeff Cohen/WNPR

Jeff Cohen/WNPR

Republican House Minority Leader Larry Cafero has decided against a run for Connecticut’s governor.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, a recent poll showed Cafero had less support than at least three others in his party.

Here’s the story.

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling A Sign That “Times Have Actually Changed”

The Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, where many say the gay rights movement began.  (Flickr Creative Commons, David Jones)

The Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, where many say the gay rights movement began. (Flickr Creative Commons, David Jones)

A Connecticut man and his husband got married in this past weekend.  Now on a honeymoon in New York, they were waiting to hear whether their marriage — recognized by the state, but not by the nation — would get the approval of the U.S. Supreme Court.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen has this report.

 Here’s the story.

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Study: Kids Can’t Improve Their Teeth If They Don’t See A Dentist

Each year, children across the country have a hard time caring for their teeth. A new study says that the problem is made worse because kids can’t get in to see a dentist. From WNPR’s Health Equity Project, Jeff Cohen reports.

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St. Francis Hospital Cuts City Funding And Blames The State

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center is cutting funding to a Hartford program that targets infant mortality. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the hospital says the recently passed state budget is to blame.

Here’s the story.

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Segarra’s Chief Of Staff Leaves City Hall Today…

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra (left) and members of his staff.  Kupiec is second from right. (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra (left) and members of his staff. Kupiec is to the right of Segarra. (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

Here’s the statement from the city about the departure of Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra’s chief of staff, Jared Kupiec.

It was agreed to when Juan Figueroa came on board that the transition would take 3 weeks. Today is exactly three weeks, therefore today is Kupiec’s last day. Figueroa will assume all responsibilities as Acting CoS as of Monday, June 24.

He received a standard 2 ½ weeks of severance and his vacation time as a run out exactly as determined by the HR code.

That’s fine.  But, if that was the deal three weeks ago, why didn’t you tell us?

We all know Kevin Brookman’s been having a field day with it.  And I asked the question a week and half ago, too.

So, hey, city hall.  If that was the deal three weeks ago, why only tell us now?

It’s this kind of gamesmanship that makes people wonder.

(Also, I’ve asked for more specifics regarding his vacation time.)

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As Newtown Anniversary Approaches, A Bus Tour To Begin

This week marks the six month anniversary of the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, one anti-gun group is planning a national bus drive to commemorate the day.

Here’s the story.

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There Will Be Keno. It Will Make Money. That’s About All We Know.

Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy said all session long that he would not approve new taxes.  But that meant he had to find money somewhere.  And, as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, one place he turned was keno gambling.

Here’s the story.

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