The Stan Simpson Show: A new state budget….Finally

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Four months after a new fiscal year started, CT lawmakers finally passed a budget.

The $41 billion spending plan was indeed a compromise. And there is no indication that meaningful structural reforms have been put in place to stop a similar impasse next year.

Hartford Courant Capital Bureau Chief Chris Keating talks with Stan Simpson to break things down on the new budget --- and also the fallout in “Hard—Hittin’” New Britain after favorite son Paul Manafort Jr.’s recent indictment on federal money laundering charges.