Connecticut has pledged $300,000 to study the possibility of a mileage tax but, as Representative Gail Lavielle notes, the money is wasted because the state would get the results of the study even if it committed no funds at all. Connecticut is part of the I-95 Corridor Coalition, which consists of 16 states along the Atlantic seaboard. Connecticut would receive the results of the pilot study regardless of its cash contribution because the results are shared with all members of the coalition. In all, eleven states are contributing no funds to the study but will still have access to the findings. “Why Connecticut has to be a leader is beyond me,” Lavielle said in an interview.
Appendix Connecticut State Collective Bargaining Agreements Union Business Leave Provisions
Connecticut’s bond commission just approved another $1 billion in general obligation bonds to be issued for schools, capital projects and tax credits to businesses, but beginning in 2018 the state will begin to issue a new type of bond. Included in the bipartisan budget package was a provision to issue new revenue bonds tied directly to Connecticut’s income tax, which the Treasurer’s office described as “stable and strong.”