Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an executive order on Tuesday forcing another study on how to implement electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways and it potential effect on commuters.
Connecticut ranked 43rd in the country in Wallethub’s annual ranking of Best and Worst States to Start a Business.
A withering assessment of Connecticut’s economic and fiscal problems was used by The Pioneer Institute — a think-tank based in Boston — as an example of why Massachusetts should not raise taxes on high-income earners.
Tax Foundation’s annual ranking of states based on state and local tax collection placed Connecticut second in the nation, trailing only New York, for the most money collected per resident.
In conceding that a House vote on a tolls bill would likely not happen this year, House Speaker Joe Arsimowicz said, “When you have people that want to paint the picture that Connecticut sucks at all costs and any new thing is going to force people out of the state, it’s a tough narrative to overcome.”
The Connecticut Department of Labor has been passing around hand-outs to lawmakers touting a new administrative tax meant to fund DOL’s staffing costs as a way to grow Connecticut’s economy.