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.
As Gov. Lamont tries to convince lawmakers that tolls will remain fixed, his history is working against him.
The gas tax is at the core of the tolls debate. Climate change is at the core of the gas tax. But switching to electric vehicles will mean less gas tax revenue.
Tolls, gas taxes, highways, bridges and rail lines are in the news. How much do you know about them?
State auditors say gaps in criminal background check procedures for school bus drivers could place children in jeopardy.
Gov. Ned Lamont had lofty goals, but found was that fixing Connecticut’s budget meant grappling with the state’s enormous debt.
Truck tolls face a certain legal challenge, but they could finance $19.4 billion in infrastructure improvements over 10 years.
Democrats say settling on a transportation financing plan is key to the state’s economic growth. It also is important to their relationship with labor.
Gov. Ned Lamont suggested Tuesday that long-delayed state grants to municipalities would be delivered by Christmas. That is unlikely to happen.
Democrats and Republicans don’t want to acknowledge that their plans share two common weaknesses — economic risk and a lean rebuilding program.
Amtrak changed the boilerplate language on its tickets to prevent passengers from suing the company in court.
While many issues killed Gov. Ned Lamont’s plan to toll passenger cars, fears about the impact it would have on the poor weighed heavily on some lawmakers.