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Scott Jackson headed to DOL, Dennis Murphy to DMV

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is breaking with long practice by going outside the ranks of organized labor for a new commissioner of labor by naming former Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson, one of several key personnel moves made Monday. Malloy also sent Dennis Murphy, the administration’s long-time trouble-shooter to DMV as acting commissioner. Continue Reading →

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Applause, and skepticism, for Malloy’s ‘second-chance society’

James Rovella was a Hartford homicide cop in the early 1990s, when Iran Nazario ran with Los Solidos, a gang quick to defend its drug turf with drive-by shootings. Rovella left the streets for management, eventually becoming chief. Nazario went to prison. On Wednesday, they shared the same table, listening to a governor talk about second chances. Continue Reading →

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