At first glance, Connecticut’s transportation system is in line for a big boost no matter who wins the race for governor. But as candidates tout their transportation platforms, they simultaneously espouse other fiscal positions that all but eliminate any hope of a major boost in transportation spending. The last of three parts.
2014 CT gubernatorial campaign
Malloy urges a 2nd tax cut, this time for those with student debt
For the second day in a row, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed new tax cuts – this time for households with student loan debt.
Pelto falls 3,200 signatures short of spot on CT gubernatorial ballot
Former state Rep. Jonathan Pelto’s bid to petition onto the gubernatorial ballot officially came to a close Friday with a final report showing he’d obtained only 58 percent of the voter signatures necessary to qualify.
Pelto: State budget deficit reveals a broken fiscal system
Former state Rep. Jonathan Pelto doesn’t have any trouble standing out from the rest of the 2014 gubernatorial candidates. For Pelto, a $1.4 billion shortfall – more than four years after the last recession ended – typifies a broken fiscal system that threatens Connecticut’s schools, state workers’ pensions, and middle class families.