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Spending state budget reserves to bolster transportation could undermine Connecticut’s readiness for the next recession, weaken investor confidence and increase borrowing costs, the treasurer warned.
Nonpartisan analysts reminded lawmakers Wednesday that the next recession could be right around the corner.
Gov. Ned Lamont is looking to the past as he weighs a GOP plan to raid the rainy day fund to jumpstart the state's cash-starved transportation program.
House Democrats recycled a campaign proposal made and abandoned by Gov. Ned Lamont: Trucks-only tolls.
Frustration with Gov. Ned Lamont, who won't give struggling nonprofits money from the state $2.5 billion reserve, surged after he urged them to ask more from wealthy donors.
As we said when Gov. Ned Lamont released his revised transportation plan on November 7, a modern, safe, multi-modal transportation infrastructure is a key component of a thriving economy, and Connecticut has suffered from a lack of sufficient investment.
Don’t get me wrong — some of my best friends are rich. I’m not doing too badly myself. But the time has come, my friends, to pony up.
Statistically, I will earn $220,000 less than my male counterparts at work with the same training, experience, and hours worked by the time I retire -- just by nature of being a woman. This is the gender pay gap and there is no denying that it exists, even though it remains surprising to some in this modern world.
The federal government has announced that it will not allow any legislation that regulate e-cigarettes -- a reversal of prior indications. The lobbyists for the e-cigarette companies have convinced the administration that their supporters like to vape -- and therefore the administration will not allow any legislation that might curb the vaping epidemic. This announcement leaves the work of protecting the health of children, teenagers, and adults to the states.
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