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News Junkie: Too little, too late for nonprofit operating CT-N

HARTFORD, Conn. — With five hours to spare Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman tried to salvage the legislature’s contract with the nonprofit operator of the Connecticut Television Network by offering $400,000 in operating funds and $1 million in bonding.

In a letter to legislative leaders, Malloy and Wyman asked them to reconsider the resources they planned to dedicate toward the network.

They also said they were also troubled “that matters of editorial liberty and coverage of events other than the legislature may have played a role in the failure to come to a new agreement. The operator of CT-N should cover whatever is of interest to the public, and that should clearly include Executive or Judicial branch activities where they deem appropriate.”

But it was too little, too late.

Read the full story on CT News Junkie.

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