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Lamont Picks Up Steam In Governor Race; Budget Talks Impacted By Surging Revenues

May 2, 2018

With Jonathan Harris dropping out of the governor's race and throwing his support behind Ned Lamont, the stars seem to be aligning for the Greenwich cable television entrepreneur to capture the Democratic Party's endorsement at its May 18-19 state convention. Susan Bysiewicz and Joe Ganim, however, still could put a wrinkle or two in that plan.

Today we examine those potential scenarios, and whether similar coalescing is happening around any of the Republican candidates ahead of the GOP convention just a little more than a week away.

Coming up even sooner is the end of the 2018 legislative session. This hour we assess the fate of some major bills before the House and Senate this year such as one to put the state on a path toward electronic highway tolls.

We also take bets on whether a budget deal will be reached before state lawmakers adjourn at midnight on May 9. For the first time in recent memory, state legislators have the benefit of surging, rather than declining, tax revenues. But that is only adding another layer of disagreement to legislative leaders' budget negotiations.

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