CT-N

CT-N

A Connecticut lawmaker is criticizing state legislative leaders for taking over CT-N, the public affairs cable channel and website that has covered the state legislature and government since 1999.

Ross D. Franklin / AP

The Connecticut Television Network, CT-N, resumed live coverage on Monday. The public affairs network that has covered state legislature and government since 1999 had gone dark for a little over a week due to a dispute over funding and editorial control.

Jessica Hill / AP

For the first time since it began in 1999, the future is uncertain for CT-N, the public affairs network that covers the Connecticut legislature and government.

Ross D. Franklin / AP

A new contract for CT-N, the television network funded by the Connecticut legislature, would give lawmakers more control over what gets covered. That’s got freedom of information advocates in the state worried.

A proposal that more than doubles state funding for the television service that covers Connecticut government got the nod of a key legislative committee on Tuesday. The state General Assembly's Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee voted 33 to 17 to approve the proposal.