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Among other recommendations, Sacred Heart professor Gary L. Rose is calling for the revitalization of Connecticut’s cities, “which are in terrible shape, no question about it.”
The Edgemont Incorporation Committee called the move “a troubling development for the 43,000 unincorporated area residents who pay the majority of Town taxes but represent a minority of the Town-wide electorate.”
In December 2016, Himes called on the Electoral College to void Trump's victory and prevent him from becoming president.
Highway tolls and whether or not to expand state-sanctioned gambling are still unresolved.
“This jarring announcement from arguably our best-known, highest-profile business has got to serve as an overdue wake-up call to the governor and to the Democrat-controlled state legislature," says Republican state Sen. Tony Hwang.
“Democrat leadership appears lost,” according to Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano.
The plan includes dedicating $375 million in General Obligation bonding to transportation annually for the next five years.
“If we want to grow jobs, grow our economy, and get our state on a path of success, we need to fix our transportation system and provide more stability in our finances,” said Gov. Ned Lamont.
Panuzio later served as an adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush on urban affairs.
GOP leader Len Fasano wondered if the governor is "going to take a stand on anything, or is he going to continue operating in fear of Democrat legislators?”
Gov. Ned Lamont greeted the proposal with enthusiasm, while Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano said it would result in a state tax increase “of well over $1 billion."
The 45-year-old Santiago had been active in trying to clear legislative hurdles to building a casino in Bridgeport, and was in the midst of efforts to create a State of Connecticut Bank.
Stallworth is the third Democrat and the third African-American to announce plans for the Bridgeport mayoralty.
“I’m open to every discussion – I’m not a pure ‘no’" on electronic tolls, as are some of his high-profile Republican colleagues, the Transportation Committee member says.
Testa served three terms as Peekskill’s mayor before running for county office. He is now finishing his fifth term as county legislator.