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Developer Howard Saffan says “a combination of Murphy’s Law and the weather" delayed the venue's opening by more than a year -- and that its original $15 million budget has been exceeded "dramatically."
The future of the governos’s ambitious 10-year, $21 billion CT2030 plan is very much in doubt, with state Republicans remaining skeptical and several of his fellow Democratic lawmakers hedging their bets as next year’s election looms.
"Like many residents in Stamford, I don't like paying tolls," Martin said, "but I applaud the governor's courageous commitment to fixing our transportation infrastructure while being financially responsible."
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, and Trumbull First Selectman Vicki Tesoro were all re-elected, while State Rep. Fred Camillo is taking as Greenwich First Selectman from the retiring Peter Tesei.
“Our systems don’t talk to each other enough, nor are we talking enough to the businesses where our students will ultimately seek employment,” Lamont said. “The status quo will no longer do." Council members include top executives at Bigelow Tea, Synchrony, and AQR Capital Management.
Connecticut’s property tax burden per capita is almost twice the U.S. average and third-highest in the U.S., according to the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities report.
"We are not investing in bitcoin, 3-D printing, AI and the fringe social media stuff," Shipman said.
“With all due respect to the new governor and state legislature, this kind of a structural shift has implications that will extend far beyond the best intentions of present leadership," says Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal.
"It’s important to lead with the carrot and not force peoples’ hands,” the governor said.
“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.
Continuing flight from New York City and ambitious plans to improve Connecticut's rail system bode well for the future, although one local economics professor wonders if it will truly last.
Another bill would establish the Connecticut Infrastructure Bank to provide financial support for infrastructure projects.
Bridgeport was the lowest-placing Fairfield County municipality for safety with a 72rd place ranking.
The state had 3,572,665 residents between July 1, 2017, and July 2018, representing a loss of 1,215 residents.
The group is working hard to get public comment ahead of writing its long-range transportation plan: “We’re on track to exceed the number of people who attended our meetings for the last plan, in 2015,” said WestCOG Executive Director Francis Pickering. That number, however, was just 10.