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The Wheelhouse Waits Until the Last Day (Again!)

May 4, 2016

In his State of the State address, Governor Dan Malloy asked legislators not to wait until the last day of the session to pass a budget. At the time, lawmakers gave him a standing ovation. Flash forward a few months to the waning hours of the regular session, and what still needs to be passed? The state budget.

This hour, our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse discusses the bills that have made it through, and the potential need for another special session. Also, what role do pensions play in the budget crisis and what solutions may exist for that? But first, reaction to the latest developments in the presidential campign after Ted Cruz announces his departure from the field.

GUESTS:

  • Colin McEnroe - Host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR
  • Mark Pazniokas - Capitol bureau chief for The Connecticut Mirror
  • Suzanne Bates - Director of Policy at the Yankee Institute for Public Policy

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.