It’s easy to see the rationale behind the deal. How could offering pasty-faced Connecticut residents direct flights to Ireland fail to rake in the cash? But things didn’t quite take off as expected so now, along with buses and trains, Connecticut is subsidizing airline travel — a sort of public transportation system for the sky.
Marc E. Fitch
The Connecticut Department of Transportation hit back against the Reason Foundation’s annual study of state transportation costs, which showed Connecticut had the highest administrative costs per mile in the country. In a memo circulated to legislators, the DOT claims “inherent flaws” in Reason’s analysis led to its last-in-the-nation ranking and ...
Proponents of adding tolls to Connecticut’s highways often point to New York, Massachusetts or Pennsylvania in an effort to show Connecticut as an outlier, letting potential transportation revenue slip through the state. But data gathered from the Federal Highway Administration paints a very different picture of highway tolling in other states, how it differs from what some Connecticut lawmakers are proposing, and who would be forced to pay for it.
Connecticut has the second highest tax burden in the nation, according to a new report by 24/7 Wall Street, which used data from the Tax Foundation. Connecticut ranked behind New Jersey, but ahead of New York, which placed dead last in the country for its tax burden.
Last week Pelletier decided to lash out against the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth with an op-ed in the Hartford Business Journal and some quotes in a CT Mirror story. According to her, the commission “attacks working people” because it is daring to discuss Connecticut’s financial problems and — gasp! — look at charts and graphs.
Bond commission approves $10 million for Hartford soccer stadium, $5 million for XL Center parking garage
Connecticut’s bond commission approved $10 million in bonding to help the City of Hartford lure a professional soccer team to the city, and $5 million to upgrade the Church Street parking garage which serves the XL Center.