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Scott Jackson headed to DOL, Dennis Murphy to DMV

Scott Jackson is the governor's choice to be the next commissioner of labor.

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’

From left, Iran Nazario, Dennis Murphy, Mayor Pedro Segarra and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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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