Wrapping up the transportation bill by Tuesday would enable lawmakers to schedule a public hearing and a vote count.
Does the governor have the votes to pass tolls? To be determined…
Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano demanded Monday that Democratic leaders in the senate and the governor’s office prove they have the votes to pass a transportation bill that includes tolls on trucks.
Lamont says he has ‘resolved’ transportation issues with Senate
The goal is to pass the $19 billion transportation bill, which requires tolls for tractor trailers, before the regular 2020 session opens Feb. 5.
Senate Democrats near ‘contingent consensus’ on truck tolls
The Democratic majorities of the General Assembly edged ever so cautiously Tuesday toward a consensus on a 10-year, $19 billion transportation infrastructure plan.
A crucial day for Lamont’s transportation ambitions
The prospects for passing a truck tolls transportation plan should be evident today after a Senate Democratic caucus.
Lamont eyes emergency budget cuts, even as reserves swell
Gov. Ned Lamont recently raised the specter of emergency budget cuts, which typically hit nonprofits and higher education the hardest.
Best of 2019: DOT says transportation capital program needs more funding
DOT officials say Connecticut needs to increase capital spending by 30 percent to transform the state’s aging, overcrowded transportation system.
Best of 2019: Lamont: Trust me. GOP lawmakers: Why should we?
As Gov. Lamont tries to convince lawmakers that tolls will remain fixed, his history is working against him.
Best of 2019: Future of the gas tax? Running on empty.
The gas tax is at the core of the tolls debate. Climate change is at the core of the gas tax. But switching to electric vehicles will mean less gas tax revenue.
Best of 2019: So you think you know about transportation and tolls?
Tolls, gas taxes, highways, bridges and rail lines are in the news. How much do you know about them?
Connecticut’s legacy of debt weighed heavy on Lamont’s first budget
Gov. Ned Lamont had lofty goals, but found was that fixing Connecticut’s budget meant grappling with the state’s enormous debt.
Lamont: Average truck tolls of $8 could buy $19.4B in improvements
Truck tolls face a certain legal challenge, but they could finance $19.4 billion in infrastructure improvements over 10 years.
For Democrats and labor, tolls are a family fight
Democrats say settling on a transportation financing plan is key to the state’s economic growth. It also is important to their relationship with labor.
Action unlikely on transportation, local aid until January
Gov. Ned Lamont suggested Tuesday that long-delayed state grants to municipalities would be delivered by Christmas. That is unlikely to happen.
Dems and GOP share common flaws in transportation plans
Democrats and Republicans don’t want to acknowledge that their plans share two common weaknesses — economic risk and a lean rebuilding program.