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Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano demanded Monday that Democratic leaders in the senate and the governor's office prove they have the votes to pass a transportation bill that includes tolls on trucks.
The goal is to pass the $19 billion transportation bill, which requires tolls for tractor trailers, before the regular 2020 session opens Feb. 5.
The Democratic majorities of the General Assembly edged ever so cautiously Tuesday toward a consensus on a 10-year, $19 billion transportation infrastructure plan.
The prospects for passing a truck tolls transportation plan should be evident today after a Senate Democratic caucus.
Gov. Ned Lamont recently raised the specter of emergency budget cuts, which typically hit nonprofits and higher education the hardest.
Most people have a pretty good nose for sniffing out when someone is telling them the truth and when someone is lying to them. It's hard-wired into us. We all have a gut instinct about who we can trust and who we can’t. When you consider the broken campaign promises, misinformation and outright lies about Connecticut’s transportation system, it’s not hard to understand why Gov. Ned Lamont has struggled to pass his signature tolling plan for close to a year now. Connecticut residents have sniffed him out. They simply don’t trust his administration anymore -- and for good reason.
As the 2020 legislative session is about to get underway, Connecticut residents and businesses need to be on the lookout for attempts by the legislature to adopt the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI). TCI bills itself as a “regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia that seeks to improve transportation, develop the clean energy economy and reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector.” Those things sound like laudable goals, but they don’t tell nearly the whole story.
Chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases continue to disable thousands of people every day. With over 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease occurring each year, and 10-20% of those causing ongoing illness according to the CDC, it’s well past time to look at published, peer reviewed articles demonstrating refractory Lyme disease despite “adequate” antibiotic treatment.
Donald Trump has been excoriated by critics for ordering the killing of the number one terrorist in the world, Qassem Soleimani. If he wasn’t number one, who was?
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