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Meanwhile, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo is projecting the state’s General fund will close Fiscal Year 2020 – which ended on June 30 -- with an operating shortfall of $153.1 million.
The commission approved the release of $136 million in grants to cities and towns.
"The governor sold credit rating agencies a promise that he is failing to keep," Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano said. "I am gravely concerned about the consequences of not following through with the representations made.”
"While I find it very hard to believe that Gov. Lamont and Democrat leaders are anywhere close to agreeing on a full bonding package, what I do know is that funding for towns and cities has been held hostage for far too long and needs to be released,” said Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano.
“We are now eight months into the fiscal year without solutions to our transportation needs and a bond package," the governor wrote to Office of Policy and Management Secretary Melissa McCaw. "No longer can our cities and towns wait.”
While Gov. Ned Lamont said "I think it's time to take a pause” on the issue, Senate Democrats insist they're still working on bringing the trucks-only toll bill up for a vote.
"The public still has not been shown any details about the new House Democrat/Gov. Lamont combined tolling proposal," the Senate Minority Leader says.