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With no strategy to defend his tolls proposal, Gov. Ned Lamont ceded three days of news cycles to a rapidly mobilized opposition of Republicans, the trucking industry and small businesses.
The day before Gov. Lamont releases his first budget, CSCU officials told lawmakers an economic analysis shows the system pumped $11.1 billion in income into the state's economy in 2017.
Gov. Lamont will seek concessions that could potentially reduce benefits to retired workers by more than $300 million per year.
Diversion of federal funds to build a border wall may impact Connecticut less than other states, but state says interests are aligned.
Timing is everything. The governor wants to use tolls to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild Connecticut's transportation infrastructure in a few years at the same time he plans to cut borrowing now.