CT Essential Politics – Thursday 04.05.12

Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs

Senate Passes Death Penalty Repeal – Stuart & McQuaid, CTNJ
A Historic Night In Hartford – Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror
20-16 Vote Came At 2:05 a.m. – Altimari & Lender, Courant
Reversal: Roraback Votes Against Repeal? – CT05
Rest Of The Nation Is Watching Us – Rick Green, Courant
DP Stirs Emotions, Personal Stories – Brian Lockhart, Hearst
Reform Groups Pan Ed Bill, Want To Revive Malloy’s – CTNJ
State Ed Board Supports Original Bill – K. Megan, Courant
SEB Blasts Revised Education Bill – Robert A. Frahm, CT Mirror
Look Who’s In Those ‘Reform’ Groups – Jon Pelto, Wait, What?
Gas Tax Cap Leaves Diesel Out In Cold – K. Phaneuf, CT Mirror
Johnson Likes Roraback – Sort Of – Jordan Fenster, CT05
CT’s Biggest Union Endorses Murphy – B. Lockhart, Hearst
Dems Assign Tracker To Roraback – Rick Green, Courant
State GOP Leans Toward Center – R. Hackett, Norwich Bulletin
Steven Everett: Meet Prague’s GOP Opponent – The Day
WWE Suit Dismissed Against McMahon – Politico
State Trooper Fired Over D-SNAP – Chris Keating, Courant
Troopers Plan Ticket Blitz For Today – Courant
NU-NSTAR Gets Final Approval From Mass. – N.H. Register
Blumenthal’s Trouble With Names – K. Rennie, Daily Ructions
Q-Poll: Cuomo’s Approvals At 68% – Quinnipiac University


Make DUI Counseling Mandatory – Again – Courant
Give Voters Final Say on AG Credentials – Norwich Bulletin
If Domestic Violence Was News – Greenwich Time

Video Feed

WTNH-News8: Sen Edith Prague explains why she will vote for the repeal of the death penalty after having voted against it last year.
Face The State: CEA President Mary Loftus Levine and Rae Ann Knopf of the CT Council For Education Reform talk with guest host Susan Raff about whether unions were too involved in the writing of legislation.
Face The State: Rep. Arthur O’Neil and Senate President Pro Tem Don Williams talk with guest host Susan Raff about proposed liquor sale reforms.
The Real Story: Attorney General George Jepsen sits down with Laurie Perez to talk about the merger between NStar and Northeast Utilities.
WTNH -News8: West Haven’s superintendent wants to allow smart phones, iPads, other electronic devices in the classroom because he says it enhances student learning.
Stan Simpson: Commissioner Pryor is joined by Gwen Samuel of the Connecticut Parent’s Union and Patrick Riccards, President and CEO of ConnCan.

Sunday Talk Show Line-up
Duby McDowell – The Laurel

This Week on Where We Live
John Dankosky – WNPR

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