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News Junkie: It’s lights out for the nonprofit operator of CT-N

HARTFORD, Conn. — After a few tense days of back-and-forth negotiations, the nonprofit Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) said it will cease operations of the Connecticut Television Network at 5 p.m. Friday.

In a letter to the Office of Legislative Management, Paul Giguere, president and CEO of CPAN, said the nonprofit that has operated the network since its inception in 1999 can’t continue to operate with the drastic reduction in funding and elimination of editorial control.

“The 15 percent planned reduction in our operating budget was an eventuality we prepared for and were ready to accommodate. This sudden 65 percent reduction is simply unworkable,” Giguere wrote.

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