In The Loop – July 23, 2021

Nothing Like Summer in the City..

The recent increase in Hartford traffic reflects the return of state employees coming back to work in the city. But even with the Capitol complex back to being wide open, most days it’s been crickets here on Capitol Avenue…

There’s been a bunch of activity around getting new task forces authorized, there has been a bit of discussion about the Governor’s veto on changes to solitary confinement and there’s some talk about students and masks for this coming school year—but for the most part it’s been a typical summer here in Hartford.

There’s been a bunch of activity around getting new task forces authorized, there has been a bit of discussion about the Governor’s veto on changes to solitary confinement and there’s some talk about students and masks for this coming school year—but for the most part it’s been a typical summer here in Hartford.

We are seeing more excitement out in the cities and towns, as sitting mayors, council members and excited challengers gear up for town committee selections all across the state—and there’s been quite a few rumors about 2022 statewide campaigns too. While Secretary of the State Merrill announced her retirement last month, rumors of Comptroller Lembo’s interest in another term have been growing louder. A whole crop of interested folks are emerging and it will be interesting which ones actually make it through the exploratory campaign process and to the eventual state conventions.
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