CT Essential Politics – Saturday 05.05.12

Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs

Medical Pot Bill Headed For Gov’s Desk – K. Phaneuf, CT Mirror
Boucher’s Last Stand – Hugh McQuaid, CTNJ
State Assembly Approaching Last Call – Ken Dixon, Hearst
We Only Have A Revenue Problem – Wade Gibson, Courant
Clamping Down On Outdoor Wood-Burning Furnaces – Courant
CT’s Corrections Dept. Can Do Better – Norm Pattis Blog
Horse Trading & Legislative Crunch Time – K. Rennie, Courant
Grading CT’s One-Party Government – Susan Bigelow, CTNJ
Special Session Possible On Ed Reform? – CTNJ
Ed Reform Update: No-Bid Contracts – Jon Pelto, Wait, What?
Ed Reform: Measuring The Immeasurables
 – H. Bailey, Hearst
Foley Gives Malloy An F, Talks Rematch In ’14 – Dennis House
Shays: ‘Cut Me A Little Slack’ On Iraq
 – Where We Live, WNPR
Chris Shays Thinks We’re Stupid – My Left Nutmeg

Does State Have Money For Commie Politics? – C. Powell, J-I
Gov’t Overreach In GOP Greenwich? – Brian Lockhart, Hearst
Out From Under A Rock: Who Is Ken Krayeske? – The Queen


Red Light? Just Stop – Bristol Press
State Agencies A Structural Mess – Courant
The Mashantuckets’ Cone Of Silence – The Day

Video/Audio Feed

The Real Story: Brian K. Hill, Republican candidate for US Senate, talks about his campaign with host Laurie Perez.
The Real Story: Laurie Perez talks with Tomas Reyes, Chairman of the Connecticut Hispanic Democratic Caucus, about efforts by politicians to court the Latino vote.
The Real Story: Laurie Perez recaps the education reform debate, with the views of State Rep. Jason Rojas, Rae Ann Knopf of the CT Council for Education Reform, and Dr. Michael Sharpe of Jumoke Academy.
WTNH-News8: Beer wine and spirits will now be available seven days a week, and even some holidays, but some liquor store owners aren’t exactly popping open the champagne.
WFSB: A controversial new contract gives State Police captains and lieutenants pay raises of up to 56%.
WTNH-News8:With the summer watering season right around the corner, the last thing Norwich homeowners want to hear is that their water rates are about to skyrocket.

Sunday Talk Show Line-up
Duby McDowell – The Laurel

This Week on Where We Live
John Dankosky – WNPR

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