Hartford is looking for credible solutions to an increasing problem of panhandling. For cities, it is an evergreen problem of making residents feel safe and comfortable but also helping those in need. With the growing opioid crisis stemming from prescription pain medications, many individuals find themselves on the street.
CCM has filed a lawsuit challenging a recent regulatory decision that has implications for high-speed internet service in the state. CCM, as well as the individual communities of West Hartford, Manchester and New Haven, filed suit last week in state superior court, asking a judge to reverse a May decision by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority that was seen as a win for telecom companies.
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Citizens who routinely and repeatedly file Freedom of Information complaints over thin reasons are the subjects of a new law passed by the state legislature and signed by Gov. The law gives additional authority to the FOI Commission to determine whether a FOIA request or appeal is vexatious and if so determined, grant relief to an aggrieved municipality or public agency.
Gov. Malloy has suggested that any urban Democratic lawmaker that wants to override his veto of a bill that makes changes to the Hartford bailout should “have their heads examined.” The bill, a bipartisan compromise would have modified the $534 million bailout lawmakers gave Hartford to avoid bankruptcy, is one of seven Malloy vetoed this session.