Sen. Blumenthal joins CT Pulse to talk Washington, top news and more

CT Pulse, a show on politics, what's trending in the Constitution state and more, airs Wednesdays at 12:30. Watch it on demand later, or see this week's show below:

CT Pulse is hosted by Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher. This week, U.S. Sen Richard Blumenthal is out guest. He talks gun control, Iran sanctions, gives his opinion on GE’s move and we ask what he thinks of potential opponents — if he runs for re-election this fall.

Kate and Josh discuss one of the biggest stories in the state in the past week — General Electric's plans to move headquarters from Fairfield to Boston.

Later in the show, Editorial Cartoonist Doug Smith gives his own take on GE's departure. Doug shares his other cartoons from this week's paper. He covers everything — from honoring State Rep. Terry Backer's memory to Christmas tree pick up.

Josh and Kate later highlight some stories they are following this week, including:

The Hartford Courant has reported Wednesday morning that Andres Ayala Jr. has resigned as state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner after what the paper called a “nightmarish year of problems.”

A group of people, or a single person, who appear to be gun control advocates have been posting negative reviews of local groceries stores that ostensibly allow the open carry of firearms by their patrons. The affected stores include Bethel Big Y, all Caraluzzi’s Markets, and Stew Leonard’s.

We also talk about a local news story that has a few interesting elements — including angry neighbors, property owner rights and fluffy animals. The New Canaan Advertiser shares a story on neighbors being upset that a private homeowner was setting  animal traps that they thought were inhumane or cruel to the  animals getting caught. 

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