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Taxpayers on Hook to Subsidize $26M Magic Busway Bill

Posted on March 7, 2019 by jpheasant


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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


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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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Toll Results from Poll Questionnaire

Posted on February 27, 2019 by jpheasant


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Thank you to everyone who took a minute to complete my recent poll on whether or not you support tolling in Connecticut.

Over 300 people completed the poll and the overwhelming response from the majority of you said you weren’t in favor of tolls and that the legislature should focus on cutting spending.

No – 86.09%
Yes – 9.60%
Undecided – 4.30%

Some of the other responses included: allow for minimal tolling, only toll trucks/commercial vehicles, place them at the borders, revamp Medicaid, or slightly

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