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New poll finds Gov. Lamont’s approval ratings inching up

The poll found 56.8% of respondents were unhappy with his leadership on tolls.

Paul Mounds replaces Ryan Drajewicz as governor’s chief of staff

Mounds, the first African-American to hold the chief of staff post in state history, has previously worked with Gov. Dannel Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and U.S. Rep. John Larson.

Tolls issue tabled as Dems seek alternative funds for transportation infrastructure

Gov. Ned Lamont has announced plans to bond $200 million this year in place of the tolls income – something that Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano likened to his party’s Prioritize Progress plan. Introduced in 2015, that plan involved borrowing $700 million annually.

Lamont moves municipal aid package forward

“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.”

Connecticut tolls bill dead in the water … unless it isn’t

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.

Vote on CT tolls pushed to at least next week; GOP...

Among Democrats expected to oppose the bill is Sen. Alex Bergstein, D-Greenwich, who has publicly indicated her preference for tolls on all vehicles.

Reactions to Lamont’s speech, budget: Good, but room for improvement

On tolls, Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick said the governor “needs to once and for all just give it up. He’s changed positions so many times, and the way it stands now it’s not going to make anywhere near the money that’s needed.”

Gov. Lamont releases $1.7 billion bonding bill

The bond package had been delayed for the past several months, with the governor refusing his approval until state lawmakers adopted a tolls proposal. The General Assembly is expected to finally vote on tolls on Feb. 18 or 19.

Gov. Lamont says state of the state ‘getting stronger, but we...

Attracting more business to Connecticut, reducing some taxes and tuition fees, legalizing marijuana – and, of course, bringing tolls back to state highways – were some of the themes of Gov. Ned Lamont’s “State of the State” address at the State Capitol’s Hall of the House of Representatives on Feb. 5.

Dems ready to vote on tolls next week; Republicans cry foul...

“The whole process has been about avoiding sunlight and rushing the bill through before people actually know what it does or doesn't do," says said Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano.

Dems slam brakes on tolls vote; issue remains in political limbo

Next week’s expected vote on tolls has been canceled by Democrat legislators, leaving its future in doubt. But those same leaders have apparently decided they...

Westchester County Executive Latimer blasts Connecticut’s I-684 toll plan

Calling the plan for Connecticut to put a toll on the approximately one-mile stretch of I-684 that runs through Greenwich, Conn., “an unfair taxation...

Newtown becomes 28th municipality to pass ‘no tolls’ resolution

The General Assembly is expected to vote on the tolls bill early next week, following a public hearing scheduled for tomorrow.

Connecticut General Assembly expected to vote next week on tolls

Republican opposition to tolls of any kind has been fierce, but Democrat leaders have said over the past few weeks that they believe they have the votes to pass such legislation. Democrats have a 22-14 majority in the Senate and a 91-60 majority in the House.

Tolls issue tops talk at Stamford chamber’s legislative breakfast

While the current version of Gov. Ned Lamont's CT2030 transportation plan estimates its trucks-only tolls component will raise $170-180 million a year for infrastructure improvements, that is only "a small fraction of what is needed,” according to State Sen. Alex Bergstein, D-36th (Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford),