Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday after meeting with Democratic legislative leaders that tractor-trailer tolls are off the table, saying Senate Democrats could not deliver a on promised vote.
Gov. Ned Lamont pledged Wednesday to support borrowing for overdue municipal aid — even if legislators reject his transportation initiative and the truck tolls that would come with it.
The vote on tolls will not come before next week, the top Senate leader said Tuesday night.
Democrats say there will be a vote next week on the bill. Or maybe two of them. It’s complicated.
Gov. Ned Lamont has proposed borrowing $45 million to launch a transit-oriented development authority that still lacks an oversight board and that he and legislators effectively opted not to fund eight months ago.
Gov. Ned Lamont added an average of $442 million to his two-year bonding proposal — about 20% more than he insisted Connecticut could afford when he took office 13 months ago.
Gov. Ned Lamont must decide how much detail about his latest bonding proposal to release to legislators Wednesday, including any proposals that might entice legislators to support his trucks-only tolling plan.
After cancelling a special session slated for Monday, Democratic legislative leaders assured Gov. Ned Lamont that they have the votes to pass his transportation funding plan the week of Feb. 10.
We asked the seven Senate Democrats whose votes on truck tolls have been in question. Here’s what they said.
A House and Senate deadlock is forcing the postponement of a vote on the governor’s transportation infrastructure plan.
The top Senate Republican charged Democrats Tuesday with building a “workaround” provision into the new truck tolls bill.
Gov. Ned Lamont and the General Assembly took two significant steps closer to ordering electronic tolls on large trucks that travel Connecticut’s highways.
Connecticut’s transportation program has been riddled for more than a decade by broken funding promises from both political parties.
Since 2007, lawmakers and governors have agreed 10 times to reduce previous commitments to transfer resources from the budget’s General Fund to the Special Transportation Fund.
Democratic leaders said they hope to finalize a tolls bill at a meeting Tuesday afternoon and schedule a public hearing next week.