Brief Bonding Commission meeting Tuesday as Gov. Lamont tries to keep CT on ‘debt diet’

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It was one of the quickest Bonding Commission meetings in recent memory on Tuesday, lasting just 20 minutes. So far, Governor Ned Lamont is keeping his promise to put the state on a “debt diet.”

There were just 15 items on the agenda.

The bulk of the items were for transportation projects around the state, both state and local bridge repairs or upgrades. Plus, money for police body cams in seven communities, including Hartford and Bridgeport another another $20 million for the crumbling foundations fund.

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“We’re looking to cut our overall bonding authorization by $600 million and get it down to under $100 billion over the next couple of years. How we schedule out these meetings, we’ll see. I think we’re going to probably skip the next one. Every time you have a meeting, there’s room for mischief,” Gov. Lamont said.

Gov. Lamont quickly admitted that last remark was a joke because he controls the Bonding Commission agenda.

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