As the shutdown of nine federal departments drags into its second month, it's not only about federal government workers going without paychecks.
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?
- Colin McEnroe - Host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR (@colinmcenroe)
- Harriet Jones - Managing Editor for Connecticut Public Radio (@wnprharriet)
- Mark Pazniokas - Capitol Bureau Chief at the Connecticut Mirror (@CTMirrorPaz)