CT-N stuck on reruns
Updated 2:20 pm, Monday, November 6, 2017
While the State Capitol’s Joint Office of Legislative Management interviews former employees of the Connecticut Public Affairs Network for possible jobs, CT-N, the public-affairs TV channel, remained in a loop of reruns Monday, featuring last week’s meeting of the little-known state Board of Firearms Permit Examiners.
The nearly 20-year-old public affairs network walked away last week from a $5,000-a-day contract with the state, following a budget reduction that the Connecticut Public Affairs Network said was untenable, and requirements that it reduce its coverage to the workings of the General Assembly, where its roots began.
On Friday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered to find an additional $400,000 to supplement CT-N’s budget, which was cut $1.6 million.
The final tweet from CT-N, without crediting Thomas Jefferson, occurred on Friday: “A well informed electorate is a prerequisite for democracy.”
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