The Democratic majorities of the General Assembly edged ever so cautiously Tuesday toward a consensus on a 10-year, $19 billion transportation infrastructure plan.
In the Connecticut highway tolls controversy, I have not seen any evidence of offers to horse trade or compromise with the governor over the issue — only views blindly for or against. Opportunities are being missed. Someone should leverage this to get it in statutory or Constitutional law that 100% of the per gallon tax and 50-75% of the gross receipts tax be set aside for transportation funding without future diversions or removing the onerous gross receipts tax from gasoline entirely in return for approving a tolls plan.
Waste systems in Connecticut are reaching a tipping point, raising the question of whether it’s time to reinvent how we get rid of our trash.
Murphy says he is driven by the desire to prevent another “cataclysmic mistake” in the Middle East and encourage others to voice their concerns.
The prospects for passing a truck tolls transportation plan should be evident today after a Senate Democratic caucus.