Dan Katz

WSHU News Director

Dan began his career in public radio at WUFT-FM in Gainesville while attending the University of Florida. As host and producer of the Front Page Edition of All Things Considered, he interviewed several key political figures as well as some controversial personalities. He has also been recognized by the Florida Associated Press and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists for his feature reporting.

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CBIA outlines legislative agenda
10:27 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Conn.'s largest business group says it will fight minimum wage hike

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The Connecticut Business and Industry Association is promising to fight Governor Dannel Malloy's proposed increase in the state minimum wage. Malloy wants to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, which would make it the highest in the nation.

The CBIA voiced its opposition on Monday to the wage hike, saying it will reduce hiring into entry-level jobs. The CBIA's position on minimum wage is part of its broader legislative agenda, which it released on Monday.

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Municipalities running out of snow removal funds
9:41 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Malloy: State has enough salt to treat roads, some municipalities 'having difficulty'

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the state has not had an issue keeping up with the amount of salt it needs to treat the roads after several snowstorms and another expected this weekend.

Meanwhile, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities says most cities and towns in the state have used more than half of their snow removal budgets, while others have already used their entire budget for snow removal. 

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Supporters push talks on physician assisted death
10:16 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Conn. lawmakers urged to consider 'aid in dying' legislation

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Supporters of 'aid in dying' legislation are urging state lawmakers to take up the issue during the General Assembly's session that begins next week. During last year's session, a proposed bill did not make it out of the Connecticut Legislature's Public Health Committee.

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Senator says bill opens door for key talks
3:02 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Murphy: Omnibus bill could pave the way for federal gun control

File photo-Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., right, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in April of 2013, following a private meeting with families of the victims of the Newtown School Shooting.
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says the $1.1 trillion spending bill that made its way through Congress could pave the way for the passage of federal gun control legislation. A bill providing for universal background checks on gun purchases, that was introduced following the Newtown School Shooting, failed to pass the Senate last year.

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Hartford forum focuses on education barriers
2:42 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Advocates for foster children: Equal access to education a civil rights issue

Advocates for children in foster care in Connecticut say equal access to education is a civil rights issue that the state needs to better address. Educational barriers facing those children was the subject of a forum on Thursday at the state Capitol complex in Hartford.

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