CONNECTICUT

Coverage of Connecticut from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

Entering Bridgeport off of Connecticut Route 8.
Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public Radio

The city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, may finally host a casino — but it might be the state’s two tribal nations, and not MGM, that back the project.

Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Democratic legislative leaders reached agreement on the state’s next $43 billion two-year budget. They say lawmakers will vote on the deal before the legislative session ends on Wednesday.

Off a highway in central Connecticut is the mosque with a 400-student Muslim Sunday school.

More guards are on patrol these days. And for the older students in the transition class, talking about Islamophobia is not only welcomed, but encouraged. The teenagers are in their final years of high school and will be heading off to college soon.

The University of Maine System has a new chancellor.  The system's board of trustees has chosen former Connecticult Gov. Dannel Malloy to replace outgoing Chancellor James Page, who is retiring June 30.

State lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a bill that would require schools to teach African American and Latino history to high school students. 

Supporters of the measure say it’s time for African American and Latino history to be offered as its own course in high school, and not just as a footnote in the textbooks.

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