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OP-ED | An Anomaly, But Lawmakers Can Be More Than Colleagues

Some of the most essential moments during a college semester arrive when we have guest speakers in class. It’s a time to get beyond assigned readings and have students connect with some experts. Last week, I was grateful to have state Sens. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, and Gary Winfield, D-New Haven, discuss Connecticut General Assembly politics and share their stances on public policy with my State and Local Government class. It’s rare, but some lawmakers can be cordial to one another even in today’s politically toxic environment.