Posted on November 8, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today voiced strong opposition to Governor Lamont’s recently released $21 billion transportation plan that would be funded in part by adding “temporary” tolls to 14 highway bridges across the state, including Waterbury’s Mixmaster and Route 8.
Release of the long-awaited plan had been repeatedly delayed as the governor faced mounting public anger after he diverted $171 million from the Special Transportation Fund to help balance the state budget and then proposed adding tolls to state highways to pay for their repair. So far, more than 100,000 people have signed a statewide petition against tolls, and a recent survey of more than 100 of Rep. Cummings’ constituents showed that 96% were against adding tolls, including temporary tolls, to Connecticut highways.
While scaled down from his previous proposals that included as many as 82 tolls, the plan released yesterday will still cost Connecticut drivers approximately another $256 million annually as they navigate 14 proposed “temporary” toll locations on eight highways.
Posted on November 1, 2019 by admin
During a moving ceremony in Veteran’s Memorial Hall inside Waterbury City Hall Friday morning, the West Main Street bridge that spans the Naugatuck River was officially dedicated as the Samuel K. Beamon, Sr. Memorial Bridge.
Family, friends and local and state officials gathered to honor Samuel K. Beamon, Sr.’s years of dedication and service to our community, and share stories about how he always used his infectious, positive attitude to persuade people to do the right thing.
Sam’s many years with…
Posted on October 30, 2019 by admin
Today, on National Weatherization Day, and in an effort to determine how to better utilize our taxpayer dollars, I took a tour of The School for Energy Efficiency on Railroad Hill Road in Waterbury. The school, founded by Wesson Energy, helps companies and individuals capitalize on the growing interest in cost savings through improved energy efficiency.
Right now, people across Waterbury spend significant amounts of money to stay warm all winter and the state spends a lot of money on fuel assistance…