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Posted inMoney, Politics, Transportation

Advocates hope CT’s transportation woes will spur spending

While transportation advocates offered further evidence Tuesday that Connecticut’s aging, congested transportation system is weakening the economy, they remained uncertain whether that would translate into greater state investment in the problem. A new report from a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group concluded congestion and aging infrastructure cost Connecticut residents in urban areas between $2,050 and $2,236 per year.

Posted inEnergy & Environment, Health, Justice, Money, Politics, Transportation

Democrats: Suspend public financing of elections, cut transportation and local aid

The leaders of the legislature’s Democratic majority Monday recommended suspending the state’s public-financing of elections for 2016, cutting social services and retreating from two major initiatives on transportation and municipal aid.