Tolls are on the table in Connecticut this year, but are by no means a done deal. In this special report — featuring a toll calculator and your responses to our CuriousCT poll — we dig into four proposals and how each could impact your bottom line.
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An analysis of states’ fuel tax burdens by the American Petroleum Institute showed Connecticut’s levies, which contribute about 36 cents per gallon to the price, rank slightly below the national average and 15th nationwide.
An early backer of Joe Biden's bid for president, the Connecticut governor says with the former vice president in the White House, "we'll be speaking with one voice" in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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State Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, seeking her fifth term serving the 19th District, says she hears a lot of concern about economic uncertainty amid the pandemic as she makes the rounds to meet voters this fall.
Republican Steve Weir is optimistic about taking the 19th District seat in November, saying his initial impetus for running revolved around incumbent Democratic state Sen. Cathy Osten's support for tolls.
Voters in Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook will choose between the incumbent Republican state representative, Devin Carney, a lifelong resident of the district, and Democrat Dave Rubino, an atttorney who wants to put his worldly experience to work for his neighbors.
Gov. Ned Lamont effectively gave up Wednesday on Senate Democrats ever calling a promised vote on truck tolls, telling reporters his administration was ready to explore alternative funding sources for transportation.
Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, said the latest scenario for attempting passage is to split the bill in two, each authorizing tolls on six bridges — one bill beginning in the House and the other in the Senate.
House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz of Berlin and Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney of New Haven said Tuesday that each has convinced the other they have the votes necessary to pass legislation next week authorizing tractor trailer tolls on a dozen highway bridges. But there’s a significant complication.
Region's lawmakers say it's time to vote on Lamont's $19 billion transportation plan, but support is split over tolls
Gov. Ned Lamont, making a pitch for his transportation plan during his State of the State address, joked that legislators should vote right then and there. "We could do it right now," he quipped. "Can I have a show of hands?"
The Republican leader of the Connecticut Senate said Monday he doubts a transportation bill that includes tolls can be passed in the General Assembly, despite optimism expressed by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont.
The Democratic majorities of the state House and Senate cautiously edged toward consensus Tuesday on a 10-year, $19 billion transportation infrastructure plan that would charge tolls for tractor-trailers on a dozen highway bridges.