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CSCU 2020 Updates and the Home Energy Affordability Gap on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review 
Friday, December 12, 2014, 12:19:55 PM Go to full article

For Immediate Release

December 12, 2014

Contact: Chris Zaccaro

(860) 246-1553, ext. 116

chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov

 

CSCU 2020 Updates and the Home Energy Affordability Gap on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review

 

Hartford, CT – Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Connecticut Network viewers will hear what state legislators asked the man at the helm of the State University System's CSCU 2020 plan on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review.

 

On Thursday, Dr. Gregory Gray, the President of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, took part in a joint forum with the Appropriations and Higher Education Committees. State legislators used the opportunity to ask Gray questions regarding the CSCU 2020 transformation strategy, including inquiries about an outside consulting group hired to assist with the plan and the board's outreach to CSU staff and faculty.

 

This week's Capitol Report will go inside the courtroom as the state's fight to keep guns out of the hands of a Connecticut resident went before a judge in New Britain Superior Court. Court decisions from other parts of the country will also be referenced in this week's episode as the recent grand jury decisions from the police-involved deaths in Ferguson, MO and New York City prompted comments from the head of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

 

With the official start of winter quickly approaching, a new home energy report was released by the non-profit heating assistance group Operation Fuel. The report, which details the home energy affordability gap in Connecticut, indicated that rising energy costs will be a problem for more families during Connecticut's cold months this year. Capitol Report will discuss what the report means for state residents, as well as what Connecticut Fuel had to say about the state's $784 million home energy affordability gap.

 

Capitol Report: Week in Review summarizes the activity at the State Capitol during the week, using voice over and graphics to combine history, context, and next steps in the process with full-length excerpts from the week's proceedings.  The program premieres on CT-N every Friday night at 7:00 p.m., then rebroadcasts at Noon and 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays, 8:00 p.m. on Sundays, and 6:00 a.m. Monday mornings; check CT-N's online program schedule for additional airtimes.  Each episode runs between 30 and 60 minutes.

 

All episodes of Capitol Report are available online at CT-N.com and on CT-N's Capitol Report YouTube channel.  Visit www.ct-n.com/CR for OnDemand viewing, annotated with synopses and links to related gavel-to-gavel coverage. 

 

CT-N is available full-time for Frontier Communications U-Verse customers on channel 83 and on expanded basic cable statewide. Visit ct-n.com to find the channel location for the network in your community or to watch online. All Connecticut Network programming is closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

 

Nominated for a 2012 Boston/New England Emmy Award, Winner of the national Sunshine Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Excellence in Journalism Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Connecticut Network is the state’s source for complete and balanced television and webcast coverage of state government and public affairs.  For more information, become a fan of CT-N on Facebook, follow the network at www.twitter.com/CTNetworkTV or visit CT-N's website at www.ct-n.com.

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Rising Electric Rates Spark Warnings on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review 
Friday, December 05, 2014, 1:31:03 PM Go to full article

For Immediate Release

December 5, 2014

Contact: Chris Zaccaro

(860) 246-1553, ext. 116

chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov

 

Rising Electric Rates Spark Warnings on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review

 

Hartford, CT – Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Connecticut Network viewers will hear the latest on the expected, yet controversial, electric rate hikes happening across the state on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review...

 

click to download attachment 2014_12_5_CapitolReport.pdf

Rules of Engagement: Boomers vs. Millennials - LIVE Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. 
Tuesday, December 02, 2014, 10:33:21 AM Go to full article

For Immediate Release

December 2, 2014

Contact: Chris Zaccaro

(860) 246-1553, ext. 116

chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov

 

Rules of Engagement: Boomers vs. Millennials

At Connecticut’s Old State House & Live on CT-N December 18 at 7pm

 

Hartford, CT – The "generation gap" is nothing new, but when two powerful forces for civic change are poised on either side of it, what does that mean for our communities and our democracy? On Thursday, December 18 at 7 p.m. Connecticut's Old State House invites the public to attend in person or watch live on The Connecticut Network (CT-N) as it attempts to break through generational barriers and explore the diverse rules of civic engagement used by two of America's most talked about groups during its next Town Hall Meeting, Rules of Engagement: Boomers vs. Millennials.

 

Since the millennium began 15 years ago, all eyes have turned to the group that will undoubtedly lead our country into years of unprecedented change, a group commonly referred to as "Generation Me." While Baby Boomers prepare to pass the torch to another generation of Americans, the handoff appears shaky as the country's two largest age groups eye one another through a critical lens – not realizing that they are often using different means to reach similar ends. Can the Baby Boomers and Millennials co-exist in order to provide a smooth transition of leadership for our country?

 

CT-N's Diane Smith will moderate the discussion as she and her guests, comprised of local civic leaders from both generations, attempt to find parallels and differences in life experiences, expose each generations' "rules of engagement" and determine how both groups can move forward together using experience, technology and a variety of old and new civic skills and strategies that effect change. The program will be broadcast live by CT-N on television and on CT-N's website at www.CT-N.com.

 

The event will take place within Connecticut's Old State House on the evening of Thursday, December 18. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the televised program starting at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public to attend. Those unable to attend in person can watch the program live on CT-N or on any computer, tablet or mobile device at www.CT-N.com. Viewers can also follow along on Twitter, as the Old State House will be live-tweeting the event through its Twitter handle @CTOldStateHouse.

 

Cable subscribers can visit CT-N.com to find the Connecticut Network's location in their channel line-up. CT-N is available full-time on AT&T U-Verse (Frontier Communications) channel 83 and on expanded basic cable statewide. As of May 2014, Cox Communications subscribers can find CT-N on channel 2. All Connecticut Network programming is closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

 

Located in Hartford, a short walk from the Wadsworth, Connecticut's Old State House served as a seat of government for the Constitution State from 1796 to 1878. The interactive History is All Around Us exhibition by the Connecticut Historical Society, located in the Mortensen Gallery of the lower level of the Old State House, allows visitors to explore over 300 years of Hartford and Connecticut history. For more information on admission prices, upcoming events and parking discounts nearby, become a fan of Connecticut's Old State House on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or visit us online at http://www.ctoldstatehouse.org.

 

Nominated for a 2012 Boston/New England Emmy Award, Winner of the national Sunshine Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Excellence in Journalism Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Connecticut Network is the state's source for complete and balanced television and webcast coverage of state government and public affairs. For more information, become a fan of CT-N on Facebook, follow the network at www.twitter.com/CTNetworkTV or visit CT-N's website at www.ct-n.com.

 

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Legislative Leaders Call Out Thanksgiving Grinches on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 1:13:40 PM Go to full article

For Immediate Release

November 26, 2014

Contact: Chris Zaccaro

(860) 246-1553, ext. 116

chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov

 

Legislative Leaders Call Out Thanksgiving Grinches on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review

 

Hartford, CT – Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Connecticut Network viewers will recap the preparation taken as Thanksgiving and the state's first snow storm of the season approached on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review...

 

click to download attachment 2014_11_26_CapitolReport.pdf

On This Week's CT-N Capitol Report: As Deficit Emerges, State Agencies Asked to Reduce Spending 
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 4:08:49 PM Go to full article

For Immediate Release

November 20, 2014

Contact: Chris Zaccaro

(860) 246-1553, ext. 116

chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov

 

On This Week's CT-N Capitol Report: As Deficit Emerges, State Agencies Asked to Reduce Spending

 

Hartford, CT – Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Connecticut Network viewers will recap a week that included news about projected state budget deficit of $100 million on the latest episode of CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review....

 

click to download attachment 2014_11_20_CapitolReport.pdf

CT-N Goes Inside the World of Advocating with ADVOCACY: Turning the Gears of Democracy 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 2:04:21 PM Go to full article

For Immediate Release 

November 19, 2014

Contact: Chris Zaccaro

(860) 246-1553, ext. 116

chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov

 

CT-N Goes Inside the World of Advocating with ADVOCACY: Turning the Gears of Democracy

 

Hartford, CT – Connecticut citizens looking to create change within their own town, state or country have a new source to turn to when learning about how to advocate. The Connecticut Network (CT-N) has produced a four-part education program entitled ADVOCACY: Turning the Gears of Democracy as part of its Civics Engagement Series.

CT-N's own Diane Smith walks the viewer through the program which explains what advocacy is, what an advocate's rights are, effective advocacy strategies and how to use social and traditional media to help spread awareness about a specific topic or movement. Using personal insights from citizens, lawmakers and lobbyists, Turning the Gears of Democracy provides viewers with in-depth commentary that demystifies and breaks down the advocating process into easy-to-understand steps.

Advocacy experts who reflected on their experiences include Susan Campbell of Partnership for Strong Communities, Former Connecticut State Representative Pam Sawyer, Betty Gallo, a Lobbyist from the firm of Gallo & Robinson, and Phil Ouellette, Owner of Eli Cannon's restaurant in Middletown. Filming locations included the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Connecticut’s Old State House in downtown Hartford, Portland High School, Eli Cannon's in Middletown, Mills Memorial Apartments in Meriden and The Lyceum in Hartford.

ADVOCACY: Turning the Gears of Democracy can be viewed at the Connecticut Network's website at www.CT-N.com and by clicking on "Participate" at the top of the page. The four-part program can also be found, viewed and shared on CT-N’s YouTube channel located at www.YouTube.com/user/ConnecticutNetworkTV.

Part 1: Defining Advocacy 

Part 2: Your Right to Advocate 

Part 3: Advocacy Strategies 

Part 4: Advocacy and the Media 

 

Turning the Gears of Democracy is the third installment of CT-N's Civics Engagement Series, which is produced to educate the people of Connecticut on the nuances of civic engagement and the positive impact that one person can bring to our democracy. Previous installments include Making Your Voice Heard, which explains the process for testifying before a legislative committee, and Just One Vote, which explains the voting process in Connecticut. Each of these programs can also be found at CT-N's website at www.CT-N.com and by clicking on "Participate."

CT-N is available full-time on AT&T U-Verse channel 83, Cox Cable channel 2 and on expanded basic cable statewide. All Connecticut Network programming is closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

 

Nominated for a 2012 Boston/New England Emmy Award, Winner of the national Sunshine Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Excellence in Journalism Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Connecticut Network is the state's source for complete and balanced television and webcast coverage of state government and public affairs. For more information, become a fan of CT-N on Facebook, follow the network at www.twitter.com/CTNetworkTV or visit CT-N's website at www.ct-n.com.

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Sandy Hook Parents Provide Insight as Commission's Report Nears Completion on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review 
Friday, November 14, 2014, 11:26:51 AM Go to full article

For Immediate Release

November 14, 2014

Contact: Chris Zaccaro

(860) 246-1553, ext. 116

chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov

 

Sandy Hook Parents Provide Insight as Commission's Report Nears Completion on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review

 

Hartford, CT – Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Connecticut Network viewers will recap another emotional meeting for the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, which took place just miles from where the Newtown tragedy occurred on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review...

 

click to download attachment 2014_11_14_CapitolReport.pdf

Election Day Drama Eventually Leads to Celebrations the Following Day on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review 
Thursday, November 06, 2014, 4:28:18 PM Go to full article

For Immediate Release

November 6, 2014

Contact: Chris Zaccaro

(860) 246-1553, ext. 116

chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov

 

Election Day Drama Eventually Leads to Celebrations the Following Day on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review

 

Hartford, CT – Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Connecticut Network viewers will recap an unexpected day of drama that led to the reelection of Governor Dannel Malloy on CT-N Capitol Report: Week in Review...

 

click to download attachment 2014_11_6_CapitolReport.pdf



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