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July 31, 2015

OP-ED | Is Malloy the Second Coming of Moses?

by Suzanne Bates | July 31, 2015 8:00am

When Robert Moses, then commissioner of New York State’s Parks Department, started work on what would eventually become Jones Beach on Long Island’s South Shore, he used a tactic that would become his common practice — he vastly understated the cost of the project, knowing that once it was started, it would be nearly impossible politically to roll it back.

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July 29, 2015

Lawmakers Open To Property Tax Relief Lock Box

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2015 4:26pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic legislative leaders said there may not be any language in the budget guaranteeing that future legislatures will continue to use a half percent of the sales tax to fund property tax relief on motor vehicles, but they were optimistic that the funds would continue to be used for their intended purpose.

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July 28, 2015

Bond Commission Starts Borrowing for Transportation Projects Without Constitutional Lock Box

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2015 1:02pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to support a constitutional “lock box” for transportation funding, but was unclear Tuesday if he will call lawmakers back into a special session this fall to approve it. 

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July 22, 2015

DMV to Shut Down For A Week In August For Computer Upgrade

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2015 12:56pm

The Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday that it will close its offices Tuesday, Aug. 11 and reopen Tuesday, Aug. 18 in order to facilitate a computer upgrade.

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July 20, 2015

Key Washington Republican Visits Connecticut to Assess Transportation Needs

by Madeline Stocker | July 20, 2015 8:59pm

Madeline Stocker photo After touring some of Connecticut’s rails and roads, a national Republican leader agreed Monday to take what he saw back to Washington to help construct a national transportation policy.

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July 9, 2015

Federal Partnership to Advance Connecticut Aerospace, Naval Manufacturing Industries

by Madeline Stocker | July 9, 2015 12:35pm

shutterstock While Connecticut has a long history of reaching for the stars when it comes to expanding the state’s aerospace and naval manufacturing industries, it’s now in line to receive a potential boost from the federal government.

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June 30, 2015

Malloy Explains Why He Reneged on Promise Not to Raise Taxes

by Elizabeth Regan | June 30, 2015 3:49pm

Christine Stuart photo Ending a months-long budget process that went right up until the last day of the fiscal year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday broke a campaign promise when he signed a two-year, $40.3 billion budget that includes $1.3 billion in tax hikes.

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June 16, 2015

Committee Adopts ‘Conflict of Interest’ Language; Postpones Vote on Ethics

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo A committee in charge of a $45 million grant to re-imagine how healthcare is paid for and delivered in Connecticut has adopted “conflict of interest” language that allows its members to financially benefit from the grant.

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June 12, 2015

OP-ED | Transit Lessons for Connecticut from Elsewhere

by Susan Bigelow | June 12, 2015 8:00am

I traveled to Washington, New York, and Philadelphia recently, where I spent a lot of my time exploring by riding around on the trains. This is what I do for fun. While I was there, though, I learned a lot about cities, transportation, and how everything can fit together.

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June 9, 2015

Malloy Promises Transportation Lock Box Will Be Part of Special Session

by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2015 3:21pm

Christine Stuart photo It should have been a slam dunk. Both parties seemed to agree at the beginning of the legislative session that if they were going to dedicate more funding to transportation, that money should be locked up and used solely for transportation.

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