WASHINGTON — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday “you’d have to be a fool” to believe what presidential hopeful Donald Trump says on gun control or any other subject. The governor made his comments during an all-day White House summit on gun safety.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and the city’s labor unions, its council and its legislative delegation took steps Thursday toward defusing a fight that threatened to politically isolate the new mayor as he tries to keep Connecticut’s capital city out of bankruptcy.
HARTFORD — President Obama’s secretary of housing and urban development, Julián Castro, dropped in Friday on 06120, one of the poorest zip codes in the United States, a place where the latest federal anti-poverty programs go to be road-tested. So it is with the North Hartford Promise Zone, a designation granted in April to about three square miles of unrealized promise.
Hartford Mayor-elect Luke Bronin named Howard Rifkin, a top adviser to Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, as his legal counsel Thursday.
What will it take before a majority of Connecticut voters demand remedies to low voter turnout such as happened Nov. 3? Something must be done to energize the voting process. Even in presidential election years like 2016, more voters, especially young adults, must believe that their votes count.
Hartford voters Tuesday, in an election that was largely a formality, selected Luke A. Bronin as their next mayor. Bronin used his victory speech at Real Art Ways in Hartford to thank his supporters and lay out the problems he plans to tackle during his four-year term.
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra ruled out an independent campaign Tuesday and endorsed Luke Bronin, winner of last week’s Democratic primary. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, finding himself knocked off the ballot, vowed to fight on in court.
With an appeal for Democratic unity in Hartford, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy followed a time-honored script Thursday for things to say and do after a primary. He celebrated Luke Bronin’s capture of the mayoral nomination and praised the loser, Mayor Pedro Segarra. Joe Ganim’s win in Bridgeport was another matter.
Democrats decided it was a night for change in mayoral primaries in Hartford and Bridgeport, endorsing newcomer Luke Bronin in Hartford and Joe Ganim, the former mayor and felon, in Bridgeport, where Mayor Bill Finch pledged to continue his campaign as a third-party candidate.
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra pointedly warned the ostensibly neutral Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday that any effort to snub him in favor of the governor’s former aide, Luke A. Bronin, in the Democratic mayoral primary carries political risk.
Race and ethnicity are, not surprisingly, a subtle undercurrent in the Democratic contest for mayor in Hartford, which pits a white challenger with roots in Greenwich against a Puerto Rican incumbent in a city with the largest percentage of Latinos in the northeastern United States: 43.4 percent of its 125,000 residents.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy filled a key vacancy Monday, naming Karen Buffkin as his general counsel, an appointment that could help give women about half the top jobs in Malloy’s second-term administration.
Luke Bronin, the general counsel to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, is joining the law firm of Hinckley Allen, where his partners will include the former Democratic state chairman, John F. Droney Jr.
CROMWELL – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a politician who’s never gone long in reminding voters of the weak economy and fiscal crisis he inherited, seemed to turn a page Tuesday morning with a speech focusing on the new term that begins Jan. 7.
Luke Bronin is resigning next month after a two-year stint as the top legal adviser to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a move that allows him to explore a run for mayor of Hartford.