The Talk of Connecticut
  • As U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty meet constituents, during the Congressional recess, you would think that the number one issue is President Trump, right? Or perhaps health care? Not so, according to both Murphy and Esty. They say the number one issue constituents are talking about with them is the state budget crisis.
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  • Tracy Longoria, owner of Aussakita Acres Farm in Manchester, CT, is upset with the town's attempt to halt her goat yoga classes. She called CT On The Hill to express her displeasure and educate the audience about the issue. Podcast Photo Credit: Getty Images/DigitalVision/Thomas Northcut

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  • On Monday, Connecticut U.S. Representatives John Larson and Joe Courtney introduced their health care plan that lowers Medicare eligibility to age 50. Where was the media coverage?
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  • What was the reaction from Connecticut politicians to the riots at the University of Virginia over the weekend? On Monday's CT On The Hill we will analyse the statements from Connecticut U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
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  • The crumbling foundation problem is growing in eastern Connecticut, where a homeowner says the foundation for her garage, poured four years ago, is cracking.
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  • Connecticut Senate Republican President Len Fasano says he will not run for governor in 2018. How does this impact the race?
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  • New numbers show that Connecticut had the biggest decrease in the number of married-couple families with young children in the contiguous 48 states. Why?
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  • Is a state budget deal near? The website CT News Junkie is reporting a meeting is scheduled today between House Democrats and House Republicans on the budget, with some signaling of movement.
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  • As cities and towns, along with the state of Connecticut continue to grapple with budgets, it doesn't help matters when one town employee falls for a phishing scam. But in this case, the employee took the bait and it cost some public school teachers plenty.
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  • Restaurant owners in Connecticut are sour on a plan that would tax food and beverages one percent. That's on top of the taxes diners already pay. The additional tax plan is being floated in the state legislature, as a means to send state funds to municipalities. In this interview, Sarah Maloney, Executive Director of the Connecticut Restaurant Association, explains why her membership is opposed to the idea. Podcast photo credit: Getty Images /DigitalVision/Ryan McVay

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