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CT Talking Podcast:  Sen. Fasano wants constitutional amendment to protect transportation funds
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Incoming Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano is advocating for a state constitutional amendment to protect money earmarked for transportation improvements in Connecticut. “As far as the transportation issue, I think we all agree we need... 
Just what the cops need. 10-year-old girl handcuffed.  Mother irate
Just what the police needed, more bad publicity.  A 10-year-old girl was briefly handcuffed in Middletown on Wednesday night, while police were arresting her father, a convicted felon.  The girl was handcuffed outside of a liquor store as police served the arrest warrant on Kenneth... 
Pratt and Whitney workers to be furloughed
It was not the kind of news Pratt and Whitney employees wanted to hear, especially during the Christmas season.  The jet-engine maker announced furloughs for thousands of salaried workers, starting next year, because profits are dwindling. “We won’t see the benefit of our... 
CT Talking Podcast: CL&P gets its rate hike and Malloy's promises dissected
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Are you surprised?  I’m not either.  PURA granted Connecticut Light and Power a rate hike.  It may not have been as high as CL&P wanted, but they got their rate hike anyway.  Meanwhile, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy went on the radio... 
Obama gets backing of Murphy and Blumenthal on Cuba overture
President Barack Obama’s stunning announcement that he is renewing diplomatic relations with Cuba has the support of Connecticut U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. “While these new policies will not bring change overnight, I am optimistic that this new engagement... 
CT Talking Podcast: CCDL ready to appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to protect gun ownership
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Scott Wilson is a law abiding gun owner.  The president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League is among those not happy with the stricter gun control legislation that was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in the aftermath of Newtown.... 
Municipal Leaders not happy with latest environmental regulations.  Higher property taxes?
Connecticut municipal leaders are not happy with the latest environmental regulations that will force them to place a tighter reign on water runoff from municipal streets.  They say the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection standards will cost 80 municipalities almost $82... 
Slot machine revenues continue to decline in Connecticut
Connecticut needs as much money as it can get these days, with its budget running in the red.  That’s why the latest news on slot machine revenue was not good.  Both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun reported reductions in November revenue.  Foxwoods was off by 13.2 percent compared... 
CT Talking Podcast: Boucher says governor should reopen negotiations with unions and what about those exits signs?
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Connecticut state Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, says in light of the state’s budget problems, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy should reopen contract negotiations with the state’s public employee unions. “You have to (reopen talks), Boucher... 
'I can't breathe' t-shirts to be worn by Weaver High School boys basketball team
The protests continue, this time stretching to the high school basketball court in Connecticut.  On Wednesday, the Weaver High School boys basketball team will wear “I can’t breathe” t-shirts during warm-ups before the game against Hartford rival Bulkeley High School. “LeBron... 
Channel 3 traffic reporter Nicole Nalepa announces engagement on-air
Popular WFSB TV-3 traffic reporter Nicole Nalepa announced her engagement to her boyfriend Monday morning on Eyewitness News.  Andrew Balise popped the question over the weekend in Central Park and Nalepa said “yes.”    According to the WFSB’s website: Nalepa and... 
Another high profile Democrat goes from state legislature to teachers union
Another high profile Connecticut Democrat has gone from the Connecticut State Legislature to the Connecticut Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union.  However, this time there was a lag in between.  Former Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan will start... 
Should Waterbury privatize its emergency dispatch center?
Waterbury officials believe they can save taxpayers $2.9 million by privatizing the city’s emergency dispatch center.  The city is taking bids on the proposal.  Former Waterbury Police Chief Neil M. O’Leary, now the city’s mayor, supports the concept, but the head... 
Podcast: Play in new window | Download In the latest CTTalking Podcast, I talk about the handsome pension agreement Vinnie DeRosa, ex-Gov. John G. Rowland’s driver, has received from the state of Connecticut.  I also talk about the Bloomberg News story on how Connecticut... 

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