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March 15, 2019

Public Is Divided On Lamont’s Tax Proposal

by Christine Stuart | Mar 15, 2019 5:25pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Taxpayers from every walk of life descended on the Legislative Office Building to offer their opinions Friday on the first public airing of Gov. Ned Lamont’s tax proposals.

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March 12, 2019

Poll Finds That Tolls Are Still Unpopular

by Christine Stuart | Mar 12, 2019 5:15am
Posted to: Poll | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — A Sacred Heart University poll of 1,004 Connecticut residents found 59 percent oppose electronic highway tolls and 54.5 percent would seek a route around electronic highway tolls if they are installed.

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March 8, 2019

Despite New DOT Commissioner’s Concerns, Transportation Votes To Draft Authority Bill

by Christine Stuart | Mar 8, 2019 3:39pm
Posted to: Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — The Transportation Committee voted Friday to draft legislation that creates an authority to oversee Connecticut’s infrastructure projects.

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March 6, 2019

Connecticut Residents Don’t Agree On Tolls, But Want Better Roads

by Christine Stuart | Mar 6, 2019 4:14pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Everyone agrees Connecticut’s roads need to be repaired and no one wants to see a bridge collapse, but there seems to be little agreement about how to finance it.

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March 1, 2019

Hundreds Turn Out for Regional School Hearing, Most In Opposition

by Christine Stuart | Mar 1, 2019 7:48pm
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — It took four hours, but Sen. Doug McCrory, D-Hartford, finally reached a point in an all-day public hearing on school regionalization where he had to address “the elephant in the room.”

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February 27, 2019

OP-ED | The Painful Reality Of Having Few Good Choices

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 27, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Welcome, Ned Lamont, to Dan Malloy’s life. Well, not his current life, he’s doing some kind of cool visiting professorship deal up in Boston, but the life he led from 2011 to a little over a month ago in which he was forced to make endless miserable budget decisions and, as a reward, be the least popular governor in the entire country.

That is now you. Congrats, I guess.

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February 20, 2019

Lamont Plan Calls For 53 Toll Gantries And ‘Graduated Reduction’ in the Gas Tax

by Jack Kramer | Feb 20, 2019 4:54pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT (UPDATED 8:30 p.m.) — The plan for tolling all vehicles that Gov. Ned Lamont mapped out Wednesday would include 53 gantries and limit the tolling to Interstates 84, 91, 95 and Route 15.

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Lamont’s Budget Will Tax Services, Some Goods

by Christine Stuart | Feb 20, 2019 11:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont’s first two-year budget proposal will include taxes on sugary beverages, plastic bags, liquor bottles, legal services, interior design, real estate, veterinarian services, accounting services, digital downloads, home renovations, winter boat storage, over-the-counter drugs, and newspaper and magazine sales.

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February 19, 2019

Labor Says It Won’t Entertain Lamont’s Request For Concessions

by Christine Stuart | Feb 19, 2019 8:00pm
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont has quickly learned that Connecticut’s pension and debt obligations are among the largest cost drivers in government, and in order to fix the state budget he’s going to need to tackle them head-on, even if it upsets his friends in labor.

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February 18, 2019

OP-ED | Lucy’s Football And Organizing Au Courant

by Terry Cowgill | Feb 18, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

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Won’t we Nutmeggers ever learn? Our leaders run for higher office promising not to raise certain taxes during an economic crisis. We either believe them or we shrug and assume that lying to us is something we deserve.

My first recollection of this phenomenon was almost 30 years ago. In his campaign for governor in 1990, Lowell Weicker turned a promise on its head, vowing no change to Connecticut’s position as one of only two New England states without a personal income tax. After winning, he promptly did his best imitation of Dana Carvey’s Church Lady: “Never mind.”

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