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Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich faces almost certain impeachment by the Illinois House, a historic step that would trigger a trial to determine whether the Democratic governor should be tossed out of office. The legislature there has been studying the possibility of impeachment since shortly after the governor's arrest on federal corruption charges.
Meanwhile, responding to a rash of public corruption scandals in Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick on Tuesday proposed steeper fines for ethics violations and other improvements to laws meant to keep government officials and lobbyists honest.
These stories serve to remind Connecticut residents that - hey, maybe it's not that bad here. Our state got the label "Corrupticut" - after a series of high-level scandals, which landed a governor, three mayors, a treasurer and a state senator in jail - and several other high-profile officials in trouble.
Today, Where We Live - we'll consider corruption in Government, in Connecticut and elsewhere - and consider whether the era of "pay for play" might be coming to an end. First we'll talk to CPBN producer Chris Matthews about his new documentary Corrupticut: A Look into Connecticut Politics.
Then we talk with Greg Hladky, a veteran captiol reporter who covered the Rowland Administration, Fairfield University Political science professor John Orman and Lennie Grimaldi, a journalist and former aid to Bridgeport mayor Joe Ganim.
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