Jacqueline Rabe Thomas and Mark Pazniokas of the Connecticut Mirror join host John Dankosky for an update on how the state is dealing with COVID-19. Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020 This week, John Dankosky sits down (well, Zooms) with Jacqueline Rabe Thomas and Mark Pazniokas of the Connecticut Mirror for an update on how the […]
Congressman Jim Himes says the coronavirus pandemic offers some lessons on how to mitigate future public health and economic crises.
Congressman John Larson has some suggestions for President Donald Trump on how to reopen America’s economy.
Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz says the coronavirus has presented Connecticut with challenges “of the magnitude” of a “new Depression era.”
Paul Turner thinks viruses are cool. That’s not the common opinion, of course, at least not right now.
Dr. David Katz says the United States needs to start sending younger, healthier people back to work in “waves.”
Should government direct resources toward the elderly and let the rest of the population get back to work?
Sen. Chris Murphy says Congress is spending too much time debating stimulus instead of stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
Amid the coronavirus crisis, Comptroller Kevin Lembo has renewed his push for a public health insurance option in Connecticut.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin Makes A Pitch To Suburbs Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020 In the middle of the coronavirus outbreak that’s forced a state of emergency in Connecticut, Hartford’s Mayor Luke Bronin tells host John Dankosky how the city is responding. He also makes a plea to lawmakers and surrounding towns about ways they […]
‘Constitutionally Inadequate?’ Connecticut’s Youth Prisons Face Scrutiny Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan’s office wrote a scathing report about the conditions youth offenders in Connecticut were living under last year. She’s seen a lot of changes since then, including the involvement of the Department of Justice. But, as she tells host […]
One of Connecticut’s unhealthy “steady habits” is the achievement gap between wealthy, suburban schools and their counterparts in the cities. It’s among the worst in the nation, but the governor and legislature remain at odds on major structural changes to address the challenge externally.
Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas tells host John Dankosky what happened to kill one of the most controversial legislative proposals in years — a bill that would have tolled tractor-trailers to help pay for transportation improvements.
After taking a no-talk-about-tolls pledge last week, host John Dankosky spends most of this episode talking about the issue with Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas, who says it has provided us with both comic relief and, now, something unprecedented at the state Capitol. Later, Washington reporter Ana Radelat tells us about what she sees as […]
This week, we’re going to give you a break and NOT talk — at all — about highway tolls in Connecticut. Nope. Not a bit. Instead, host John Dankosky invites in three CT Mirror reporters to talk about big issues they’re watching as the state legislative session gets underway.