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General Assembly In Motion Despite Pandemic

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Frankie Graziano
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Connecticut Public Radio
Hartford Representative Matt Ritter

The General Assembly session is getting interesting, as lawmakers trot out their proposals. But this year does not resemble a normal session.  COVID-19 rules keep lawmakers at arms length from each other, and from lobbyists and the public. 

Today we talk to House Speaker Matt Ritter about how much lawmakers will be able to get done.  Are they doing the right thing by extending the governor’s emergency powers?  And is now the time to start phasing out a religious exemption to school vaccination requirements?

Guests:

Rep. Matt Ritter -- Connecticut House Speaker and State Representative from Hartford’s first district (@SpeakerMattRitter)

Christine Stuart -- Owner and editor in chief of Connecticut News Junkie and a reporter for NBC Connecticut (@ctnewsjunkie)

Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Matt Dwyer is a producer for Where We Live and a reporter and midday host for Connecticut Public's news department.

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