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Finance, Revenue and Bonding Public Hearing (Friday, March 15th)

Posted on March 14, 2019 by jpheasant


The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will be holding a public hearing tomorrow (Friday, March 15th) on three significant tax related bills that would have a tremendous impact the residents of Connecticut.

The public hearing begins at 10:30 in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave #5100, Hartford.

The three tax bills on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding’s agenda include:

  1. HB. 431:An Act Concerning Property Tax Reform. This bill would create a statewide one mill tax on real

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Taxpayers on Hook to Subsidize $26M Magic Busway Bill

Posted on March 7, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – State Representative Whit Betts (R-78) testified in front of the Transportation Committee earlier this week on behalf of a House bill that would greatly reduce the amount of taxpayer dollars being used to subsidize the Hartford-New Britain Busway.

Rep. Betts and his fellow colleagues who support HB-5941, An Act Concerning the Operation of the New Britain-Hartford Busway, seek to not only reduce the $26 million in taxpayer subsidization, but also shrink the number of non-peak trips currently

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LTTE: The Special Transportation Fund Raided Once Again!

Posted on February 27, 2019 by jpheasant


For the nine years I have served in the general assembly, I have been promised and told repeatedly that money placed in the Special Transportation Fund (STF) is dedicated for the specific purpose of repairing Connecticut’s roads and bridges.

As you know, these promises have been broken –  over and over and over again.

I have recently learned that Gov. Lamont is once again doing the same thing. In his proposed budget the Governor has recommended taking out millions of dollars in tax revenue raised

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