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What the debt ceiling deal means for Connecticut

The U.S. Capitol is seen reflected in rain puddles on Monday, May 29, 2023, in Washington D.C.
Jose Luis Magana
The U.S. Capitol is seen reflected in rain puddles on Monday, May 29, 2023, in Washington. After weeks of negotiations, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have struck an agreement to avert a potentially devastating government default. The stakes are high for both men — and now each will have to persuade lawmakers in their parties to vote for it.

For months, Republicans and Democrats have clashed over the national debt limit. But over the weekend, President Joe Biden and House Republicans reached a deal. Now, it goes to both the House and Senate before the June 5th deadline. This hour, we break down what debt negotiations in Washington D.C. mean up here in Connecticut.

Plus, according to a new report, Connecticut has aggressive probation practices. We’ll explain what that means for residents of the state. We'll also look at efforts to curtail the state’s Freedom of Information Act.


  • Lisa Hagen: Federal Policy Reporter, Connecticut Public and CT Mirror
  • Alex Putterman: Reporter, CT Insider and Hearst Connecticut Media
  • Mark Pazniokas: Capitol Bureau Chief, CT Mirror
  • Seth Stern: Director of Advocacy, Freedom of the Press Foundation

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Frankie Graziano is the host of <i>The Wheelhouse</i>, focusing on how local and national politics impact the people of Connecticut.
Meg Dalton is the deputy director of storytelling for Connecticut Public where she provides editorial support for the station’s talk shows and podcasts, including the limited series 'In Absentia'.