The Wheelhouse Digest
1:10 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

A Bid for Governor and Secure Schools

School is back in session in Connecticut, and we all know what that means. More school buses, which means more traffic, which might mean more time in a car. And that gives you more time to listen to WNPR on the radio. But while we have you online, check out some of the latest stories we've been keeping an eye on... This is The Wheelhouse Digest.

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State Senator Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, announces an exploratory bid for governor in Naugatuck, Connecticut.
State Senator Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, announces an exploratory bid for governor in Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Credit The Connecticut Mirror

STATE SEN. TONI BOUCHER ANNOUNCES BID FOR GOVERNOR
Citing Malloy's poor performance, Boucher creates an exploratory committee.

Republican State Senator Toni Boucher of Wilton, Connecticut, announced the creation of an exploratory committee today to determine whether she'll officially run for governor in 2014. She is the first woman formally in the race.

Read more at The Connecticut Mirror.

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SCHOOLS WORK TO SECURE BUILDINGS FOR THE COMING YEAR
Unlocked doors at Connecticut schools are a thing of the past.

Connecticut schools are locking down in a planned fashion this coming school year, hoping to avoid a sense of panic that stems from last December's shootings in Newtown. Enfield is committing armed guards to all of its public and parochial schools.

Read more at The Hartford Courant.

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CONGRESSMAN LARSON DEFENDS HIS TRIP TO IRELAND
The trip wasn't funded by taxpayers, but promoted trade.

Congressman John Larson traveled to Ireland this summer with his son on a trip paid for by the Ripon Society and the Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange - not taxpayers, he emphasized. The point of the trip was to talk about the economy along with several other members of Congress.

Read more at CT News Junkie.