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Connecticut, The Richest State, Grapples With Fiscal Crisis

Lawmakers in Connecticut are delaying a vote on a two-year budget deal until later this month, as the state grapples with an impasse and an estimated $5 billion budget gap.

Connecticut has faced other bad news in recent months: insurance giant Aetna is moving its headquarters out of the state, after a similar announcement from General Electric last year. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) about what’s happening in the richest state in the U.S., and what it reveals about the country as a whole.

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