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Sports Programs Drain Finances At UConn; Federally Funded Services Brace For Impact

Jan 23, 2019

As the shutdown of nine federal departments drags into its second month, it's not only about federal government workers going without paychecks.

There has been an increase in warnings that various programs may also take a hit due to the stalemate between President Donald Trump and Democrats over border wall funding.

Those programs include food stamps provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and shelters for domestic violence survivors. In addition, the nation's federal courts expect to run out of money to operate as early as Friday, unless a deal is reached to end the shutdown.

This week, we itemize the growing number of groups whose funding is in jeopardy.

We also look at the growing financial drain posed by University of Connecticut sports programs. In 2018, they only generated about half of the revenues needed to cover their expenses. How long can the university afford to go down this path?

And turning to casino expansion and sports betting, is Gov. Ned Lamont the new ingredient necessary to resolve the complicated morass this legislative session? 

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