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CTP 079: Sen. Fasano says Malloy manipulated books to show budget surplus
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Connecticut Sen. Len Fasano, R-34, Senate Minority Pro Tempore, is accusing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of playing gimmicks with the budget so the first-term Democrat can go on the campaign trail and proclaim a surplus. When I asked him... 
Gov. Malloy touts triple-digit surplus
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tweeted about it and his budget director touted the budget surplus to end the 2014 fiscal year.  Instead of ending the year with a $33.2 million surplus, the state ended it with a $121.3 million surplus, although final figures must still be... 
Is this Connecticut budget surplus fuzzy math? Or election year politics?
I admit, when it comes to government budgets, I’m just downright confused.  Only in government, for example, can our officials call a budget increase from the previous year a “cut.”  Go figure. Now we are told by the governor of Connecticut that the state... 
Channel 3: 4-year-old banned from doughnut shop
WFSB-TV 3 is reporting that a 4-year-old boy has been banned from a doughnut shop because of something he said in the store.   Rebecca Denham told the television station her son, Justin Otero asked a woman on Monday, if she had a baby in her belly, when he and his mom visited... 
Forbes: White House playing mid-term politics with secret insurance 'bribe'
With insurance companies about to announce their 2015 health care premiums, Forbes is claiming the White House is playing politics with the issue in advance of the mid-term elections.  It is expected most health care premiums will soar.  As most companies announce their new... 
Court strikes down key Obamacare provision.  Should not effect Connecticut
By a 2-to-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals has repealed a key component of the Affordable Care Act.  The decision states that the federal government cannot pay health insurance subsidies to new enrollees.  The subsides can only be paid through state... 
Wages soar in these areas, but Connecticut and northeast left out
According toe the website 247wallst. com, wages are soaring in 10 cities in the United States, however cities in Connecticut and the northeast are not part of the list.  Some of the areas, however, may surprise you.    Number 10 on the list of Top 10 is Santa Fe, New Mexico,... 
Beetles kill George Harrison memorial tree
In one of those “you can’t make it up stories,” a memorial tree planted in the memory of George Harrison of the Beatles has been destroyed by actual beetles.  The tree fell victim to a beetle infestation in Los Angeles, where Harrison spent the last years of... 
Malloy slammed by Democrats and Republicans for 'political appointment' of Henrici as disability advocate
Democrats and Republicans alike are slamming Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over his appointment of former Hamden Mayor Craig Henrici as the state’s new disability advocate.  They say Henrici is not qualified to head the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons... 
Bridgeport: Maybe we'll take immigrant children
The city of Bridgeport is exploring whether to take illegal immigrant children, although no official decision has been made yet.  “No decisions have been made on this front. But as a father of four kids, and as the chief executive of our state’s largest city, Mayor Finch... 
It's official, Democrats are the party awash in money
Democrats enjoy painting the Republican Party as the entity awash in money, but the numbers show otherwise.  House and Senate Democrats outraised their Republican rivals for the month of June and have more money on hand overall than the GOP.  The tally is $50.9 million for... 
40 shot in Chicago. 11-year-old girl slain at sleepover. City has strict gunlaws.
The carnage continues in Chicago, where 40 people were shot over the weekend, including an 11-year-old girl, who was slain at a sleepover.  In all, four people died from gunshot wounds.  Over the Fourth of July weekend, 53 people were shot, 17 died from gunshot wounds.  In... 
Christie wants Malloy out
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy out of office.  To that end, he was in Connecticut on Monday raising funds for Tom Foley, who is battling John McKinney for the Republican Party gubernatorial nomination.  An Aug. 12 primary will decide... 
McKinney, Vigdor, Kane, Boucher, lead power packed Talk of Connecticut Monday line-up
I have the honor, once again, of returning to my former radio station Monday morning, when I fill in for the legendary Brad Davis on the Talk of Connecticut radio stations.  Among my guests will be Republican Party gubernatorial hopeful John McKinney and outstanding Connecticut... 

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