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February 16, 2018

Municipalities Shouldn’t Expect Road Money Anytime Soon

by Christine Stuart | Feb 16, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Town News | Local Politics | State Budget | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Cities and towns across the state have been anxiously waiting for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to release $30 million in funding for their local road projects, but it looks like they will have to wait a little longer.

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February 12, 2018

Barnes Says Malloy Took ‘Light Touch’ To Legislature’s Two-Year Budget

by Jack Kramer | Feb 12, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes defended Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget Friday stating the administration “tried to remain true to the bipartisan (2018) budget passed over the governor’s objection.”

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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 8:00pm
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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Shoreline Lawmakers Seek To Spare Shore Line East From Service Reduction

by Jack Kramer | Feb 1, 2018 1:07pm
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 1:11pm
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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SOTU: Connecticut Lawmakers See Infrastructure as Unifying Issue

by Peter Urban | Jan 31, 2018 12:02am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Transportation | White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s call for Congress to modernize the nation’s infrastructure was welcomed Tuesday night by members of Connecticut’s Democratic delegation eager to pitch in with Republicans to rebuild the nation’s highways, bridges, and rails system that they say are needed to strengthen the nation’s economic future.

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January 29, 2018

House Democrats Get Jump On Toll Debate

by Christine Stuart | Jan 29, 2018 3:15pm
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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January 23, 2018

New Poll Finds Support For Tolls

by Christine Stuart | Jan 23, 2018 3:31pm
Posted to: Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — A poll of 980 Connecticut drivers found that 47 percent of them support the idea of adding electronic tolls.

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January 19, 2018

Applause for Tolls From Audience of Construction Workers

by Christine Stuart | Jan 19, 2018 2:25pm
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 15, 2018

Rough First 2 Weeks For State’s New, $140M Medicaid Transportation Vendor

by Christine Stuart | Jan 15, 2018 6:29am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Federal Budget | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Labor | Legal | Public Health | Disability Care | Poverty | Transportation

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(UPDATED Monday, 1:15 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — Michelle Chase uses the state’s non-emergency medical transportation service to get her developmentally disabled 3-year-old to her doctor appointments. But since Jan. 1, she’s had to wait two or three hours for the state’s new transportation contractor, Veyo, to arrange her rides.

She’s not the only one.

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