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February 1, 2018

OP-ED | When It Comes to Transportation Funding, We’re On Our Own

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 1, 2018 7:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his support for tolls on Connecticut highways this week as part of a package to raise revenue for our creaking transportation system. The usual suspects are angry, but they have no right to be. We’re out of other options.

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Lembo Estimates That Connecticut Is On Track To End the Year With A $244.6M Deficit

by Christine Stuart | Feb 1, 2018 3:26pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A week before the state of a new legislative session, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo estimated the state budget adopted just three months ago is $244.6 million in the red.

In his monthly letter to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Lembo said he still believes the deficit is larger than the governor’s administration estimates because of the amount of money the state will have to pay to settle legal claims.

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Shoreline Lawmakers Seek To Spare Shore Line East From Service Reduction

by Jack Kramer | Feb 1, 2018 12:07pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Rail | Guilford

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie GUILFORD, CT—A bipartisan group of shoreline state legislators and first selectman held a press conference at the Guilford train station Wednesday to oppose proposed cuts by the Department of Transportation to the Shore Line East commuter rail line.

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January 31, 2018

Malloy’s Gas Tax And Toll Proposal Has Democratic Support

by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2018 12:11pm
Posted to: The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Environment | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — In the last year of his term, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a 7-cent increase in the gas tax and the establishment of electronic highway tolls by 2023.

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Bond Covenant ‘Straight Jacket’ or ‘Doomsday’ Scenario?

by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — It went unnoticed for months, but a single section of the state budget signed in October is receiving high praise from some and causing alarm for others.

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January 29, 2018

House Democrats Get Jump On Toll Debate

by Christine Stuart | Jan 29, 2018 2:15pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic legislative leaders in the House weren’t going to wait for the start of the legislative session to debate electronic tolls. They want to hold a vote and pass it as soon as possible.

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Study: Vaping Can Lead To Smoking

by Jack Kramer | Jan 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Public Health | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — A major national study on electronic cigarettes purports that vaping can lead to nicotine addiction and may prompt teenagers to switch to cigarette smoking.

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January 25, 2018

Wall Street Gives Mixed Review of Education Ruling

by Christine Stuart | Jan 25, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | State Budget | State Capitol | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven


HARTFORD, CT — More than a week after Connecticut’s Supreme Court decided that Connecticut’s education system was flawed, but not unconstitutional, one Wall Street firm is says it’s “credit positive” for the state, but not necessarily it’s three biggest cities.

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January 19, 2018

Applause for Tolls From Audience of Construction Workers

by Christine Stuart | Jan 19, 2018 1:25pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | Transportation

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SOUTHINGTON, CT — In alphabetical order, a majority of Democratic and one unaffiliated candidates for governor endorsed the idea of installing electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways and received applause for it.

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January 16, 2018

Malloy Follows Through With Veto of Medicare Savings Program

by Christine Stuart | Jan 16, 2018 10:33pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | State Budget | Special Session | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy followed through Tuesday with a promised veto of the restoration of funds for the Medicare Savings Program.

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