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February 25, 2015

Barnes Warns Transportation Committee Against Relying on Tolls

by Hugh McQuaid | February 25, 2015 1:11pm

shutterstock State budget director Benjamin Barnes warned lawmakers Wednesday against looking exclusively to highway tolls as a solution to funding improvements to state roads, bridges, and rail systems.

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February 24, 2015

Border Toll Bill Riles Residents

by Elizabeth Regan | February 24, 2015 6:20pm

Connecticut Electronic Tolling and Congestion Pricing Study graphic Reviving tolls — an idea that’s failed to gain traction in Connecticut for more than 25 years — will be at the center of a public hearing Wednesday as the Transportation Committee seeks input on a bill that would establish electronic tolling at the state’s borders.

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February 19, 2015

OP-ED | Malloy Transportation Plan Necessary, Not Revolutionary

by Susan Bigelow | February 19, 2015 6:46pm

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled his transportation plan Wednesday in his annual budget address. The plan’s notable for a two big things – first, for the worrisome lack of information on how we’re going to pay for all of this, and second, for just how little it’ll really change transportation in Connecticut.

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Malloy Seeks Constitutional Amendment to Secure Transportation Funds

by Hugh McQuaid | February 19, 2015 3:23pm

CTNJ File Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy did not propose a specific revenue plan Wednesday to finance his long-term transportation goals, but he did file legislation to amend the state constitution to safeguard the funding once it’s collected.

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February 18, 2015

Malloy Budget Tackles Deficits By Boosting Tax Revenue and Spending Cuts

by Hugh McQuaid | February 18, 2015 4:48pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy presented the legislature with $40 billion budget proposal Wednesday that boosts tax revenue by $900 million and cuts $1.3 billion in state spending to address more than $2 billion in projected deficits.

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Budget Raises Revenues, Cuts Spending, Borrows For Transportation

by Hugh McQuaid | February 18, 2015 11:59am

Hugh McQuaid photo The budget Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled Wednesday raises tax revenue by $914 million and cuts spending by $1.3 billion in an effort to close a $2.5 billion two-year budget deficit.

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February 13, 2015

Malloy Strategist Reaps Lobbying Money on Issues Facing Governor

by Matt DeRienzo | February 13, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ File Photo House Speaker Brendan Sharkey supports them. Senate President Martin Looney is ready to discuss the details. Highway tolls could return to Connecticut as one way to fund Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s ambitious plan to invest in transportation infrastructure in his second term.

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February 12, 2015

Auto Dealers Ask Lawmakers To Reject Direct Tesla Sales

by Sarah Paduano | February 12, 2015 5:30am

Sarah Paduano Photo Owners and managers of the state’s auto dealerships rallied Wednesday against a bill that would allow electric car manufacturer Tesla to sell cars directly to Connecticut residents, telling legislators the measure jeopardizes consumer safeguards and jobs.

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February 10, 2015

Republicans Outline Transportation Bonding Plan

by Hugh McQuaid | February 10, 2015 4:46pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Republican lawmakers outlined Tuesday a 30-year plan to spend more than $37 billion on transportation infrastructure improvements without raising taxes or installing highway tolls.

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Transportation Committee Hears Testimony on Distracted Driving ‘Epidemic’

by Cara Rosner | February 10, 2015 5:30am

Shutter Stock Photo State lawmakers heard testimony on several bills Monday that aim to make Connecticut roads safer by cutting down on “distracted driving.”

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