CT Essential Politics – Friday 12.07.12

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Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs

Are Tax Rises Really Out Of The Question? - Keith Phaneuf, CT Mirror
Carstensen: ‘It Was A Bipartisan Failiure’ - Hugh McQuaid, CTNJ
Towns Fear Ripple Effect Of Budget Crisis - Dirk Perrefort, Hearst CT
Cooking The Books On CT’s Budget - Don Pesci, Red Notes
Voters Divided Over Ayala’s Fitness For Office - Keila Ocasio, Hearst CT
DiNardo: Let Justice System Act On Ayala - Daniela Altimari, Courant
Paging Christina Ayala - Lennie Grimaldi, Only In Bridgeport
Ex-Regents Chief Lived High Off The Hog - Bill Cummings, Hearst CT
Politics: Malloy’s Cup Runneth Over - Jonathan Pelto, Wait, What?
Foley = Romney? Don’t Bet On It, Roy - Terry Cowgill, CTNJ
Chronic Police Overstaffing At Bradley - Ken Dixon, Hearst CT
State’s Whiniest Voices Refuse To Get Relevant - Chris Powell, JI
No Lip From You (cartoon) - Matt Davies, Ouch
Rating Public Schools (cartoon) - Bob Englehart, Courant

Editorials
On The Budget: Leadership And Legacy - Record Journal
Would-Be Bridgeport Rep Should Step Aside
 - Courant
Mayor Right To Sidetrack Hirings - Republican American

Video/Audio Feed

Where We Live (audio): Host John Dankosky interviews state Controller Kevin Lembo, along with journalist Keith Phaneuf of the CT Mirror.

CT Talking (audio): Host Dan Lovallo predicts the Malloy administration will have to raise taxes in Connecticut’s current budget crisis.  Lovallo also said voters wanted this government, now they’ve got it.   Lovallo also speculated why the ACC chose Louisville over UConn in the latest expansion of the conference.

The Real Story: State Representative Vin Candelora (R- North Branford) talks about the rough road ahead as lawmakers look to close the budget gap. The Real Story: Part 1 >> An extended interview with retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman — a legacy with many layers. The Real Story: Part 2 >> An extended interview with retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman — a legacy with many layers.
Face The State: Part 1 >> Gov. Malloy’s chief spokesman Roy Occhiogrosso talks about the ongoing budget negotiations. Face The State: Part 2 >> Gov. Malloy’s chief spokesman Roy Occhiogrosso talks about the ongoing budget negotiations. Colin McEnroe Show (audio): Why The Media Need To Do A Better Job >> A post-election snapshot of the press.

SUNDAY TALK SHOW LINE-UP
DUBY MCDOWELL – THE LAUREL

THIS WEEK ON WHERE WE LIVE
JOHN DANKOSKY – WNPR

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