State Senator Joe Markley makes his case to end investment in the Hartford civic center, encouraging instead in increase in city residents, leading to true vitality: “We need residents, not tourists; what leads people to move downtown are employment opportunities and lively street life, not a stadium or a conference center.  For the downtown space it occupies, the civic center produces few jobs and no vitality.”

Another quarter-billion dollars won’t fix the XL Center or the City of Hartford — CT Mirror