Politics

Elicker, Brennan Eye Mayoral Runs

by Paul Bass | Dec 19, 2018 1:07 pm | Comments (62)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoTwo 40-something New Haveners —a former alder who runs the Land Trust and an ex-federal prosecutor who targeted government corruption — are “seriously considering” challenging incumbent Toni Harp for mayor in 2019.

The two, Justin Elicker and Liam Brennan, have been meeting with community leaders and activists to build support for Democratic mayoral primary challenges.

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$25 An Hour?

by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 13, 2018 12:31 pm | Comments (10)

Sam Gurwitt PhotoBright red sweaters and passion for social equity filled the Whitneyville Cultural Commons in Hamden Wednesday evening as local elected officials,  members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and community members discussed how to pursue the sorority’s ambitious legislative agenda.

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Local Nonprofit Helps State Obamacare Survive & Thrive

by Thomas Breen | Nov 30, 2018 3:41 pm | Comments (2)

Thomas Breen photoThe state’s health insurance exchange has seen a roughly 2 percent increase in enrollments compared to this same time last year despite federal attacks on the program’s marketing budget and public enrollment time frame.

One local healthcare nonprofit is doing its part to keep low-income New Haveners aware of the program, signed up for health insurance, and connected to urgent specialty care providers.

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