April 18th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Malloy’s commissioner picks face confirmation

Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s picks to run the Connecticut departments of Correction and Social Services are facing legislative confirmation hearings, the Associated Press reported.

The Connecticut General Assembly’s Executive and Legislative Nomination Committee has planned a public hearing for April 19. During the hearing, Leo Arnone, the nominee to run Connecticut’s prisons agency, and Roderick Bremby, the social services nominee, will give testimony.

Arnone, who has been with the agency for 22 years, was appointed interim Department of Correction commissioner by former Governor M. Jodi Rell.

Bremby left his previous position as cabinet secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment when he refused to issue permits for two coal-fired plants. Malloy has said he admires Bremby’s independent thinking.

So far, none of Malloy’s commissioner picks have had problems passing the legislature.