The Talk of Connecticut
 
Show Rundown for Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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CHERI QUICKMIRE (Executive director of Common Cause Connecticut) Cheri chatted about a controversial budget proposal from state House and Senate Democrats that would cut $11-million-dollars from the state's clean election program -- shutting it down for one year. The fear is that the program would not be reinstated after the coming budget year.

MINDY FINN (Political strategist and commentator, and founder and president of "Empowered Women") HOUSE TO VOTE THIS WEEK ON MEASURE TO BLOCK SYRIAN REFUGEES The House is likely to vote this week on legislation to halt President Obama's plan to allow thousands of refugees from Syria to resettle in the U.S., Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told lawmakers on Tuesday. "We shouldn't accept any Syrian refugees without complete assurance those we are welcoming intend us no harm," Ryan said during a closed-door meeting with rank-and-file Republicans. Ryan's remarks came just days after a string of terrorist attacks in Paris killed nearly 130 people. A fake passport found by one of the suicide bombers suggested that he had posed as a Syrian refugee, accessing France through Greece. Those developments fueled worries among Republicans on Capitol Hill about President Obama's proposal to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he has created a task force, comprised of committee chairmen, to look at short-term and long-term solutions to address the refugees. Among those serving on the task force are Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), both of whom spoke during Tuesday's private meeting.

Fox News Radio's SIMON OWEN (Live from Paris) Simon had the latest from Paris on the investigation into last Friday's terror attacks. Investigators in Paris have recovered multiple cell phones at the scenes of the attacks believed to belong to the attackers, a possible big break that could help unravel the plot and the suspected network behind it, counter terrorism and intelligence officials told CNN's Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz. According to the officials, at least one phone contained a message, sent sometime before the attacks began, to the effect of: OK, we're ready. French investigators have found encrypted apps on the phones, the officials said. The apps appear to have left no trace of messages or indication of who would have been receiving the messages, according to officials briefed on the French investigation.

Dr. RICHARD FICHMAN LIVE IN THE TALK OF CONNECTICUT STUDIO Dr. Fichman was in to talk about his efforts to make the Albany Ave. area of Hartford better. He also talked about how his office is helping veterans.

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