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The Wheelhouse: Lamont Dials Back Grocery Tax, Pushes Religious Exemptions For Vaccines

Sep 18, 2019

That whole debate about tolls was getting so old.

Now, we get to talk about the new debate at the capitol - over rotisserie chicken! Yes, a plan to tax more prepared food - which already faced opposition - was rolled out by the Lamont administration in a way that he’s already walking back. Way more food items faced a higher tax than anyone expected.

That comes as at the same time as a controversy over religious exemptions for vaccines and GOP lawmakers calling the governor “incompetent.”

This hour, we pull apart a particularly ugly week at the capitol.

Also, we’ll consider what’s next for states like Connecticut trying to claw money out of drug maker Purdue Pharma as the giant opioid maker goes into bankruptcy.

And, we’ll consider the latest literary trend, an op-ed from suburbanites fleeing the state, after putting their kids through public school of course.

 

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