The Talk of Connecticut

  • In a wide ranging interview on Connecticut's budget situation, Speaker of the House of Representatives Joe Aresimowicz said that for the first time, the House will hold a vote on a contract ratified by state public employee unions. The unions and Gov. Malloy negotiated a concessions deal, with the state facing massive deficits. The Speaker promised a vote, when the legislature meets July 24th at its mandated veto session. Podcast photo credit: Getty Images Plus/iStock Editorial/gnagel

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  • The Curtis and Shelia Robinson Foundation is trying to raise awareness of prostate cancer. In this interview, Curtis Robinson talks about the foundation's purpose and why it is paying for free gas to heighten awareness of prostate cancer. Podcast photo credit: Getty Images Plus/iStock/designer491

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  • As Connecticut continues to operate under an emergency budget, word abounds the state House of Representatives could vote on a new budget plan next week. On Friday's Brad & Dan Show, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz will provide his perspective on the latest budget negotiations.
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  • Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley says teens, riding ATV's on city streets, are taunting police, because they know the law is on their side, when it comes to police pursuit. He discusses this, the latest Hartford homicide, and more during this interview. Podcast photo credit: Getty Images Plus/iStock/shiyali

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  • As Connecticut continues to operate under an emergency budget implemented by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, state Sen. Len Suzio is calling for a budget session to be held now. The state legislature is currently not in session and in this interview, the Republican from Meriden says it should be, to debate the various budget plans that have been offered.
    Pictured L-R: Dan Lovallo, Sen. Suzio

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  • Connecticut has become the center of the nation's immigration debate, as Norwalk resident Nury Chavarria and her nine-year-old daughter are now being housed in a New Haven church. Chavarria, a single mother of four children, was scheduled to be deported.
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  • Oregon has become the first state in the nation to impose a statewide tax on bicycles. A movement is afoot in Colorado to also tax bikes. Will Connecticut be next?
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  • We don't have a state budget in Connecticut, but we do have "Bob Hope Day." Governor Malloy has signed legislation designating May 29, "Bob Hope Day" in the state.
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