Gov. Ned Lamont relies on federal funding and state reserves to balance his new budget without significant tax hikes.
Connecticut’s transportation building program is on a financial diet after a five-year ramp-up after lawmakers rejected tolls.
Connecticut’s transportation program has been riddled for more than a decade by broken funding promises from both political parties.
Once among the nation’s highest, Connecticut’s gas taxes now rank below average among all states.
Advocates say Connecticut must rebuild its aging transportation network and expand public transit to provide economic opportunity for all.
Spending more on a neglected transportation program next year will make the deficit Gov. Ned Lamont must solve much worse.
The governor said the nation is hungry for a resolution.
Ned Lamont was among the least popular governors. COVID changed that. But has it changed him?
Connecticut is taking a big step toward re-energizing its construction economy, seeking nearly $1.4 billion in financing.
With revenues evaporating and upgrades long overdue, Connecticut will have to act soon to solve its transportation financing problems.
Gov. Ned Lamont said he would cancel tax relief and seek labor savings to mitigate a big deficit in July.
The unifying crisis of the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t enough Thursday to keep the tolls debate from briefly resurfacing.
Lawmakers who helped block Gov. Ned Lamont’s plan to increase funding want the state to invest millions on transit improvements in their districts.
Connecticut’s tolls debate may be over for now, but that lull only means Gov. Ned Lamont and legislators now must resolve a daunting list of fiscal challenges left in its wake.
Gov. Ned Lamont kept his pledge to Connecticut municipalities Friday, beginning the process of releasing $150 million in municipal aid stalled since last summer by the debate over tolls.