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Lamont Approves Release Of Municipal Aid, Now That Tolls Are Officially Dead

Jessica Hill
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AP
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont delivers the State of the State during opening session at the State Capitol earlier this month in Hartford.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont wants lawmakers to move forward on a municipal aid bond package, now that he has pulled the plug on his truck-only highway toll proposal. 

Lamont has held up action on a municipal bond package since last year. He had wanted to first deal with a comprehensive capital budget tied to the passage of his 10-year transportation infrastructure plan that included highway tolls.

That’s now off the table. 

So on Friday, Lamont instructed his budget director to immediately provide the state legislature with his proposal for a municipal bond package.

He also requested that lawmakers pass the bill no later than March 6.

Cities and towns have been overdue for the grants since late last year.

 

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.