Actually, it is the accounting list for "outside" legal services paid by the City of Hartford for outside legal services for 2017/2018. The list was obtained through an FOI request to the City.
Job creation and economic development seem to be the key buzzwords every time an election is coming in Hartford, but it seems they are just that. Buzz words that not much seems to be done with.
But one thing is for sure, we have no trouble keeping the legal industry in the Hartford area employed and very well funded as the list below indicates
The accounting report for outside legal services used by the City of Hartford for the past 2 years is rather extensive It actually makes me wonder what Hartford's Corporation Counsels Office actually does, even basic legal functions like real estate closings are contracted out.
Maybe the legal term "quid pro quo" defined as "a favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something" should be used somewhere along the line here. You can be sure a percentage of these dollars are eventually paid back as rewards for loyalty in the form of campaign donations to many politicians..