The Talk of Connecticut
  • Municipal elections are scheduled across Connecticut on Tuesday and Democrats are trying to make the local elections all about President Trump. No better example of that is New Britain, where U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democratic stalwart, is attempting to get popular Republican mayor Erin Stewart unseated by bring up the president.
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  • A five-year-old provocative video, involving the Region 10 school superintendent in Harwinton and Burlington, has Litchfield County abuzz. The video, first shown by the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters, has led to an investigation.
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  • Early this morning the Connecticut state Senate, by an overwhelming 33-3 vote, passed a new budget, aimed at ending the state's 117-day budget stalemate. Both sides are saluting the "bipartisan" plan but is it more bipartisan or establishment?
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  • In a war of words between State House Minority Leader Themis Klarides and Kelly Donnelly, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's chief spokesperson, Donnelly played the "Trump" card. What was said and is this the 2018 strategy state Democrats will play.
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  • Connecticut lawmakers have reportedly reached a deal on a bipartisan budget. The agreement was announced at 2:00 this morning. But what's in the budget? That's the question we'll attempt to answer on Tuesday's CT On The Hill.
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  • Much is being made about the property tax on motor vehicles being eliminated in the second-year of Connecticut's new budget, if it becomes law. What lawmakers didn't tell us is that the car tax would increase in the first year of the plan. We'll give you the lowdown on Monday's CT On The Hill, plus your calls at 888-574-2723.
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  • The details of the state budget compromise reached between Democrats and Republicans are trickling out. On Friday's CT On The Hill, we'll explain why Gov. Dannel P. Malloy should veto it.
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  • Is nothing sacred anymore? Now Gold Star parents are being politicized.
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  • Connecticut, long considered a "blue" state, controlled by the Democratic Party, is now in play, according to Ballotpedia. The website is now identifying the state, as a "battleground" ground, putting it in play for the Republicans.
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  • As Connecticut lawmakers continue to grapple with producing a budget, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides calls Gov. Malloy's latest budget proposal a "distraction." She also stated something else, which drag on the longest budget stalemate in Connecticut history.
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