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LISTEN: Why Did Lamont Remove Connecticut's Public Health Commissioner?

Renée Coleman-Mitchell
Mark Pazniokas
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CTMirror.org
Renée Coleman-Mitchell at the news conference in March when the governor declared a public health emergency."

Gov. Ned Lamont has removed his public health commissioner. Lamont announced Renee Coleman-Mitchell’s abrupt dismissal in a press release Tuesday morning. Lamont later acknowledged that he fired her. But, according to the Connecticut Mirror, he declined to give a detailed rationale, other than a desire for closer coordination among state agencies as Connecticut approaches the first phase of easing COVID-19 restrictions on retailers and some other businesses.

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To learn more, Connecticut Public Radio’s John Henry Smith spoke with Mark Pazniokas to learn more.

Listen to the interview below.

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