by Susan Bigelow | Nov 12, 2018 12:44pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation
We in Connecticut never agree on anything except how miserable we all are, but on Tuesday over 85 percent of voters ratified the two proposed amendments to the state constitution. One, which will create a constitutional “lockbox” for the Special Transportation Fund, has the potential to influence our lives in a big way — but how is that going to work?
Continue reading "ANALYSIS | What the Transportation Lockbox Will Do - And What it Won’t" »
by CTNewsJunkie | Nov 6, 2018 11:55pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Environment | Transportation
Voters tired of seeing transportation funds raided and land deals made under cover of darkness passed two constitutional amendments Tuesday aimed at holding the legislature in check.
Continue reading "Voters Say ‘Yes’ to Lockbox and Land Hearings" »
by Christine Stuart | Oct 30, 2018 12:10pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Poll | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut residents aren’t only divided on which candidate they want to see in the governor’s office, they’re evenly split on whether they would like to see a reduction in their property tax or prefer a cut in the statewide income tax.
Continue reading "Voters Also Divided On Public Policy, Taxes" »
by Courthouse News Service | Oct 26, 2018 9:03am
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — Tossing claims from a Connecticut lawmaker, a judge said he lacked jurisdiction to decide whether Governor Dannel P. Malloy usurped legislative authority by deciding unilaterally to fund a toll study.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 12, 2018 12:50pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — Leaders from labor, business, and the environment joined legislative leaders from both parties Friday to urge voters to support securing certain revenue for the Special Transportation Fund.
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by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Public Health | Transportation | Aviation
As part of a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, the Senate overwhelmingly agreed to expand a federal ban on smoking on commercial air flights to include e-cigarettes.
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by Jack Kramer | Sep 27, 2018 11:01am
Posted to: Agriculture | Economic Development | Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT—While the focus in recent days and weeks has been on who will be Connecticut’s next governor, there are also two other hot button issues that will be decided by voters on Election Day.
Continue reading "Transportation Lockbox and Sale of Public Land On The Ballot Too" »
by Christine Stuart | Sep 25, 2018 2:20pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Transportation | Meriden
MERIDEN, CT — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont stood on the state’s newly opened train platform in Meriden Tuesday and said he wants to see more frequent and regular rail service and plans to pay for it with a toll on out-of-state tractor trailer trucks.
Continue reading "Truckers To Lamont: Stop Picking On Our Industry" »
by Jack Kramer | Sep 20, 2018 11:51am
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT—More than 300 bridges in Connecticut are in need of repair, according to a new report released Thursday.
Continue reading "Report: Hundreds of State Bridges Need Repair" »
by Susan Bigelow | Sep 20, 2018 9:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Election 2018 | Environment | Opinion | Transportation
This November, we’ll be voting on whether to add two amendments to the state constitution of 1965 — the transportation “lockbox” and protections for state-owned land. If you haven’t heard of this before now, you’re not alone.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Connecticut’s Weirdly Quiet Referendums" »