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.
Lamont pledges to release stalled town aid, regardless of whether tolls are approved
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 tolls saga continues as Democrats postpone vote
The vote on tolls will not come before next week, the top Senate leader said Tuesday night.
Dems: truck tolls vote next week. But there’s this one thing…
Democrats say there will be a vote next week on the bill. Or maybe two of them. It’s complicated.
Lamont proposes $45M for development authority pushed by tolls ally
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.
Lamont eases up on debt diet to win support for truck tolls
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.
Lamont’s bond presentation could put tolls proposal at risk
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.
Democrats promise passage of truck tolls in two weeks
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.
Some Senate Democrats still publicly hedge on tolls
We asked the seven Senate Democrats whose votes on truck tolls have been in question. Here’s what they said.
House-Senate deadlock prompts postponement of tolls vote
A House and Senate deadlock is forcing the postponement of a vote on the governor’s transportation infrastructure plan.
Fasano says tolls bill has loophole that could capture cars
The top Senate Republican charged Democrats Tuesday with building a “workaround” provision into the new truck tolls bill.
A deal on bonding and a drafted transportation bill move CT closer to tolls
Gov. Ned Lamont and the General Assembly took two significant steps closer to ordering electronic tolls on large trucks that travel Connecticut’s highways.
Broken promises to fund transportation defined last 15 years
Connecticut’s transportation program has been riddled for more than a decade by broken funding promises from both political parties.
Ten times promises to grow transportation funding were broken
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.
No hearing on truck tolls or CT2030 before next week.
Democratic leaders said they hope to finalize a tolls bill at a meeting Tuesday afternoon and schedule a public hearing next week.