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“Our business is growing – but I’m not sure if it’s going to continue to do so in Connecticut," says one Danbury business owner.
"Connecticut has to build upon our many strengths and not allow bad policy choices to slow us down," says the organization's President and CEO Joe Brennan.
“It’s not like there’s absolutely no money in the Trust Fund,” says Eric Gjede of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association; however, he added, “It’s nowhere close to where we’d like it to be.”
Eric Gjede has served as counsel and assistant counsel at the group for the last five years, while Eric Brown has spent over 24 years there as counsel and senior counsel on such issue areas as manufacturing, energy and transportation.
Transportation revenues will take an increasing hit as gas tax funds continue to dwindle -- but selling tolls to consumers will be a tall order.