The state’s “oldest continually published daily newspaper” (for now) eliminated its Washington bureau, half of its remaining two-person state Capitol bureau, and its environmental reporter.

Those were among the casualties of the latest wave of layoffs at the Hartford Courant.

Mark Pazniokas (pictured), one of two reporters based at the state Capitol, has worked at the paper for 24 years and is its senior political correspondent. Dave Funkhouser held down the environmental beat. Jesse Hamilton was the last reporter based in the paper’s D.C. bureau, keeping tabs on Connecticut’s Congressional delegation.

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