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Lori Mack

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Lori is a reporter for WNPR.

She came to WNPR after working as News Operations Coordinator for WCBS Radio in New York City, covering stories for one of the nation's largest AM news stations. She went on to work as a reporter and afternoon news anchor with WWYZ and WATR in Waterbury, Connecticut. Lori also helped to start a morning drive show for the Fox News Radio Network in New York.

She lives in Branford with her daughter.

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President Donald Trump’s proposed budget called for eliminating federal dollars that would help clean and protect Long Island Sound. But the U.S. House of Representatives had different priorities and doubled next year’s allocation for the Sound.

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The city of New Haven has joined nearly 150 cities around the world that have signed on to an international food pact. It’s part of an effort to address food security and sustainability.

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The scandal around tainted water in Flint, Michigan put the issue of lead poisoning back in the spotlight. Yet lead-based paint remains one of the biggest sources of lead poisoning in the United States, including Connecticut.

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Now that the Senate Republican health care bill has collapsed, the next step may be to vote on an outright repeal -- though that plan also faces political hurdles. But were the repeal to happen, it could have serious consequences for state residents.

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Connecticut is struggling with a projected two-year, $5 billion budget deficit, while its capital city is on the brink of bankruptcy. But there is at least one piece of good fiscal news coming out of New Haven.

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The failure of lawmakers to pass a state budget is having a direct impact on summer jobs for Connecticut’s youth.

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As Connecticut struggles to pass a budget, the governor is vowing to move forward with several transportation projects, including an upgrade of what’s known as the Heroes Tunnel in New Haven.

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A brand new performance stage was unveiled on the New Haven Green Wednesday. The new, city-owned feature will be used for concerts and other events starting this weekend.

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Tax-exempt property and the impending departure of Aetna are two issues weighing heavily on Hartford as the capital city manages a fiscal crisis. 

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A months-long debate over who will control New Haven’s train station has been settled. The state and city have struck a deal.

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Connecticut lawmakers unanimously passed legislation that will take additional steps to address the state’s opioid crisis.

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Medicaid has become an increasingly important source of health insurance coverage for children in the United States. That’s especially true for children living in small towns and rural areas, according to a new report.

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New Haven-based Alexion pharmaceuticals, the company that specializes in the treatment of rare diseases, has been undergoing some turmoil in its executive ranks. That news is raising questions about the drug-maker's stability, and what it could mean for the city.

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President Donald Trump released his first full budget this week. The proposal greatly reduces funding to entitlement programs, but increases defense spending. At least one lawmaker thinks it could be both good and bad for Connecticut.

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A group of Yale University graduate students and union supporters held a protest on Monday during graduation proceedings. 

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