Governor Lamont gathered legislative leaders for a ‘transportation summit’ behind closed doors.
The governor’s team rolled out a PowerPoint illustrating the scale of the state’s transportation mess.
When they left the room neither side seemed any closer on a deal to pay for the fixes.
Governor Lamont’s latest push to get tolls passed offers a modest income tax cut that would amount to a couple bucks a week for the average working couple, and a full toll refund credit for people who don’t pay any income tax.
Democrats like this proposal, but the Republicans? Not so much.
When they passed the state budget a few weeks ago, there were some complaints about ‘rats’, items that lawmakers would “sneak” into the budget. Well, one of those so called ‘rats’ is a 7 percent pay raise for hundreds of legislative employees over the next 2 years.
The language about those raises was buried in the bill and those raises will cost taxpayers a few million dollars.
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