Cameras to keep rolling as negotiations over CT-N continue
HARTFORD — The cameras of the Connecticut Television Network weren’t turned off at midnight. But the future of the network remained unclear Wednesday as negotiations over how to run the public access channel continued.
The Connecticut Public Affairs Network is the nonprofit manager of CT-N, which provides video coverage of many events at the state Capitol and within the Legislative Office Building as well as at the executive and judicial branches of government. The coverage is stored as a searchable archive of public policy decision making, and its contract with the state was supposed to expire at midnight.
But a last-minute counter offer from the organization was a request that the state continue its funding at current levels for at least the next 30 days as their offer is being considered by legislative leadership. As such, the cameras are expected to continue rolling while legislative leaders discuss the proposal, according to legislative staff and officials at the network.
CPAN’s contract with the Office of Legislative Management expired last October and it has been operating on an extension that was supposed to expire at midnight Tuesday.