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May 24, 2017

Bill Giving Drivers with ‘Priors’ A Second Chance Dies

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2017 11:00am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT —  Legislation that would have given those close to losing their license a second chance died in the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee Tuesday.

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May 22, 2017

OP-ED | Increasing Minimum Mandatory Auto Insurance Limits Helps Urban Residents the Most

by Michael A. D’Amico | May 22, 2017 9:59pm

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It has been 46 years, almost half a century, that Connecticut has had the same minimum mandatory auto liability limits.

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May 19, 2017

Feds, Insurance Company Will Pick Up Tab For Free Highway Assistance

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2017 2:43pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—With a projected $5.1 billion budget hole over the next two years, the state of Connecticut has been searching for creative solutions to continue programs like the Connecticut Highway Assistance Motorist Patrol or CHAMP.

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May 17, 2017

Tesla Makes Big Push For Direct Sales

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2017 12:00pm

Courtesy of Tesla HARTFORD, CT - For the second consecutive year a poll paid for by Tesla shows there is broad support for the American car manufacturer to sell their electric vehicles directly to consumers in Connecticut.

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May 16, 2017

Dems Look To Marijuana, Gaming & Tolls To Fill Budget Hole; GOP Wants More Labor Savings

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2017 4:05pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Legislative Democratic leaders put forward a budget proposal Tuesday that legalizes marijuana, expands casino gaming, creates a paid Family and Medical Leave system, and reduces funding for Connecticut’s clean election system.

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May 10, 2017

Toll Debate Heats Up With One Month Left In Session

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2017 1:19pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Senate Republicans want to reframe the debate over highway tolls because they feel the facts and narrative have gotten away from lawmakers in favor of the idea.

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May 5, 2017

Pitched Battle Over Franchise Laws For Electric Car Companies

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2017 2:30pm

Andrei Tudoran / Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Score one for the Connecticut car dealers in the latest attempt to keep Tesla, an American electric car maker, from selling its vehicles directly to consumers.

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April 11, 2017

Both Parties Claim Victory Over Death of Mileage Tax Study

by Christine Stuart | April 11, 2017 4:27pm

Douglas Healey / ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Both Republicans and Democrats were lining up Tuesday to tout the state’s decision to inform a multi-state coalition it won’t be participating in a mileage tax study.

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March 24, 2017

OP-ED | It’s Way Past Time for Tolls

by Susan Bigelow | March 24, 2017 11:00am

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I was going through some old posts the other day and found one about the legislature considering putting up tolls on the highways to help pay for transportation. It was from 2007. Maybe — just maybe — they’re finally getting ready to do it this year.

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March 17, 2017

Proponents Argue That Tolling Is The Only Way Left To Fund Crumbling Highways

by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2017 2:39pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A controversial bill to implement electronic tolling in Connecticut might be considered another tax, but it’s a necessary one if the state wants to maintain its infrastructure, according to lawmakers who voted in favor of the measure.

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