The Talk of Connecticut
  • 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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  • Connecticut restaurant owners are sour on a proposed tax by some state lawmakers. A one-percent food and beverage tax is being considered to help solve the state's budget crisis.
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  • The Republican Governor's Association is targeting Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, after she cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of a new concessions deal for the state public employee unions.
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  • Gun control could be Connecticut's next big issue. That's because a New York congressman is proposing legislation that would permit less strict federal gun control laws to supercede Connecticut and other states with stricter gun control laws.
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  • Now that the Connecticut state Senate has approved the public employee union concessions deal along party line votes, let the 2018 campaign begin. It doesn't matter that Connecticut does not have a state budget, the concessions deal vote launches next year's gubernatorial and legislative races, as we explain on CT On The Hill.
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