A sharp divide between Gov. Ned Lamont and progressive Democrats over tax reform and income inequality is also blocking TCI.
Sen. Martin Looney said the Transportation Climate Initiative will not be on the agenda during a special session this fall.
Connecticut is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emission goals — and transportation emissions are the main culprit.
The recently completed legislative session notched a number of wins — but also some losses — for environmentalists.
The legislature’s failure to pass TCI could test the state’s leadership role in battling climate change.
Gov. Ned Lamont and legislative leaders say they could have a deal on a new state budget by Monday.
Connecticut is one of 14 jurisdictions signed on to the Transportation and Climate Initiative.
In promoting the Transportation and Climate Initiative, Lamont is working to succeed where he failed two years ago on tolls.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s new budget would keep Connecticut’s transportation program solvent through 2026 with a new fee on trucks.
Connecticut has signed on to a ground-breaking plan that will help dramatically lower greenhouse gas and other emissions from transportation.