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September 20, 2018

Report: Hundreds of State Bridges Need Repair

by Jack Kramer | Sep 20, 2018 12:51pm
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT—More than 300 bridges in Connecticut are in need of repair, according to a new report released Thursday.

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OP-ED | Connecticut’s Weirdly Quiet Referendums

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 20, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Election 2018 | Environment | Opinion | Transportation

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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.

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September 19, 2018

Malloy Seeks to Clarify ‘Pesky Facts’ In Era of False Claims

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — With the spotlight on the gubernatorial contest, outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sought to correct the record regarding a few things that have been said recently during the debates.

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September 17, 2018

Larson Continues To Try To Build Coalition For Hartford Tunnel

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 1:27pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Transportation | East Hartford | Hartford | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson is not fazed by the estimated cost of burying Interstates 84 and 91 through downtown Hartford.

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August 9, 2018

Esty Bill Could Pave Way for Longer-Lasting Roadways

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 5:09pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Manufacturing | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

Representative Elizabeth Esty is looking to strengthen the durability of America’s road surfaces through legislation that would encourage research into innovative construction materials to extend the service life of pavements.

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August 7, 2018

Markley Seeks Injunction Against Malloy’s $10M Toll Study; Opponent Calls It Grandstanding

by Jack Kramer | Aug 7, 2018 4:18pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — State Sen. Joe Markley, R-Southington, who is also a candidate in next week’s Republican primary for lieutenant governor, Tuesday filed an injunction against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in Superior Court to try to block spending $10 million to study how to implement tolls.

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August 6, 2018

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Playing To Their Base

by Christine Stuart | Aug 6, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Environment | Federal Budget | Health Care | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim was outside the state Capitol on Monday calling for a constitutional amendment on abortion, while Ned Lamont was down at the river criticizing the Trump administration’s freeze on fuel efficiency standards.

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July 27, 2018

OP-ED | Dan Malloy Doesn’t Care What You Think of Him

by Susan Bigelow | Jul 27, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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Here’s a sentence nobody in Connecticut believes: we’re going to miss Gov. Dannel P. Malloy when he’s gone.

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July 25, 2018

$10M Approved To Study Tolls On Connecticut Highways

by Jack Kramer | Jul 25, 2018 12:46pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission Wednesday voted to spend $10 million to study the implementation of electronic tolls in Connecticut.

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July 24, 2018

Nappier To Abstain On Toll Vote

by Christine Stuart | Jul 24, 2018 2:11pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — State Treasurer Denise Nappier, who isn’t seeking re-election in November, said she would abstain Wednesday from approving a $10 million study of electronic highway tolls.

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