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The Wheelhouse: Vaccines, Tourism Slogans, And Legislative Crunch Time

May 8, 2019

The regular session of the Connecticut General Assembly adjourns at the stroke of midnight four weeks from tonight.

So far, none of the biggest policy goals identified early on by majority Democrats have made their way to the governor's desk for his consideration.

Not electronic highway tolls. Not legalizing recreational marijuana. Not sports betting. Not paid family and medical leave.

Even increasing the state's minimum wage, which the House of Representatives may take up later on Wednesday, has turned into a tougher battle than many expected.

This week, we take stock of the hurdles in front of these bills. And we ask what happens if none of them make it over the finish line.

We also plunge into the increasingly fierce debate over school immunization requirements. With recent measles outbreaks, is it time to end an exemption based on religious objections?

And if Connecticut is going to scrap its "Still Revolutionary" tourism campaign, what slogan should take its place? We toss around some ideas.

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