November 22, 2017

3 seated to Municipal Accountability Review Board

PHOTO | HBJ File
PHOTO | HBJ File
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

The governor has seated his three appointees to the newly formed state board to help Hartford and other ailing communities avoid bankruptcy.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday that his appointees to six-year terms to the 11-member Municipal Accountability Review Board are: Thomas S. Hamilton, finance chief for the Norwalk school system; state Labor Department Commissioner Scott D. Jackson of Hamden; and West Hartford attorney John "Jay" Nolan, of counsel to law firm Day Pitney.

State lawmakers created the panel during lengthy deliberations that led to the latest biennial state budget that Malloy signed Oct. 31.

The accountability-review board statute allows the governor to appoint five members – three of whom are his choices, with an additional appointment recommendation coming from AFSCME and another from a joint recommendation from the state's two leading teachers' unions. Those appointees will come later, Malloy said.

The four, bipartisan legislative leaders also appoint one member each. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the State Treasurer – or their designees – serve as co-chairpersons. The two appointees that originate from labor recommendations are forthcoming.

The group's first meeting is expected to occur soon, Malloy said.

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