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August 2017

Monday August 21, 2017  (Thanks to WPKN volunteers Gretchen Swanson, Neil Tolhurst and Melinda Tuhus)

In the news tonight: Day 52 of the Connecticut Budget Impasse; Connecticut doctors speak  out on the Affordable Care Act; many New Yorkers opting out of Obamacare and Hamden restaurant picketed over wage theft 
Connecticut News Junkie reports:
The state’s small Democratic majority seems to be considering adopting a budget on their own. Republican legislative leaders said it’s not because they haven’t been trying to be part of the process, and they are willing to continue the conversation.

The two parties hold an equal number of seats in the Senate, but under the historic power sharing agreement finalized last December, only Democrats may call the Senate into session.
Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said Friday, a budget that “my caucus is pretty comfortable with,” will be ready for Republicans to review by Tuesday. 

Governor Mall…