Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 8:30a.m.
Host: Dennis House

Lamont, Tolls & Marijuana

David Stemerman (R) Face the State political analyst

Mayor Joe Ganim (D) Face the State political analyst

Streamlining services: Cmsr. Josh Geballe, Dept. of Administrative Services

Hartford Mayor’s Race: Rick Green, Hartford Courant

Flashback: Hartford becomes NHL city -March 1979, Dave Smith reporting

The Real Story Fox CT Sunday Fox 61  10 a.m.

Hosts: Jennifer Bernstein and Al Terzi

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo updates the budget surplus, and the “Rainy Day Fund” balance, and then discusses a bill that would have Connecticut join other states that have the “public option” health care plan, which would be overseen by Lembo’s office.  It would initially allow small businesses and non-profits to have access to health care insurance coverage provided through the state’s own health plan.  Eventually, it would be open to the public and offer subsidies to help pay premiums for individuals who don’t qualify for the subsidies available through the federal Affordable Care Act.

Joe Brennan, President and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, offers his concerns about the “public option” plan, as well as the opposition by many of his members to the idea of bringing back highways tolls as a way to fund road and bridge repairs across the state.

Fox61’s Brian Foley joins with details Hartford’s bid to host a Presidential or Vice-presidential debate next year.  Hartford is one of six finalists in the competition, and the only one in the Northeast.  The city previously hosted a Presidential debate at the Bushnell in 1996 (Bill Clinton and Bob Dole), and Foley, who is a retired Deputy Chief, recalls working security that night.

CT Capitol Report WTNH Sunday 10:00am

Host: Tom Dudchik

Face the Facts WVIT 10 a.m.

Host: Max Reiss

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin defends his record, and criticizes the attempted political comeback of Eddie Perez. Face the Facts will also have excerpts from Keisha Grant’s interview with Perez, the first sit-down with the former mayor and convicted felon.

Sen. Dennis Bradley, (D) – Bridgeport will discuss happenings at the Capitol including toll proposals, taxes, the minimum wage, and education. Bradley is a first-term Senator, who previously chaired the Bridgeport Board of Education.

The allure of one-time felons making political comebacks in Connecticut, and why they find themselves embraced when they start their return.