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  • Another Referendum On Council Salaries?

    Just days after new Councilman Corey Brinson declined his $15,000 city salary, council members are considering putting forth an ordinance calling for a referendum to repeal the council's salary raises set to take effect in 2012.
  • Many Say the Secure Communities Program Violates the Civil Rights of Undocumented Immigrants

    Many Say the Secure Communities Program Violates the Civil Rights of Undocumented Immigrants
    Its somewhat ominous law enforcement slang name is S-Comm, which stands for the federal “Secure Communities” program that's theoretically designed to identify and deport dangerous criminals who've entered the United States illegally. Civil...

    An anti-racial-profiling law gets another chance in 2012

    There's a certain Catch-22 aspect to Connecticut's impotent anti-racial-profiling law. It's never worked, but simply because this 12-year-old state statute exists, local cities and towns can't enact their own local anti-profiling ordinances. Meanwhile,...

    Hartford City Councilor Luis Cotto says goodbye

    Hartford City Councilor Luis Cotto says goodbye
    Luis Cotto is ending his career as an upstart urban politician in Connecticut. For the past five years, representing the Working Families Party on the Hartford City Council, Cotto got down and dirty with everything from trying to stop racial profiling by...

    Segarra Sworn In To First Full Term As Mayor

    Segarra Sworn In To First Full Term As Mayor
    HARTFORD — Calling it "the start of a four-year odyssey," Pedro E. Segarra was sworn in Tuesday to his first full mayoral term. Segarra, the former city council president who took over as mayor in 2010 — succeeding Eddie Perez, who was...