Save the Sound, one of Connecticut’s environmental advocacy groups pushing hard for the Transportation and Climate Initiative program, is ramping up their lobbying efforts in September, according to filings with the Office of State Ethics.
The Transportation and Climate Initiative, which would cap the amount of emissions Connecticut generates through gasoline and diesel sales, could underfund Connecticut’s struggling Special Transportation Fund by $500 million, according to numbers crunched by the
Sen. Will Haskell, D-Wilton, was joined by three business leaders in the parking lot of Noble gas station in Hartford to pitch the Transportation and Climate Initiative as both good for the environment and good
Connecticut spends roughly $450 million out of the Special Transportation Fund every year to subsidize bus and rail operations, with most of its rail line costs exceeding other rail lines in the United States, according
The legislature’s Environment Committee today voted 21-11 to pass a bill authorizing Connecticut to participate in the Transportation and Climate Initiative, an multi-state initiative that would require gasoline producers to purchase carbon credits at auction.
In a March 11 op-ed for the Connecticut Post, Sen. Christine Cohen, D-Guilford, wrote that “All proceeds from [Transportation and Climate Initiative] will be deposited in the Special Transportation Fund lockbox to be invested in
Gov. Ned Lamont’s plan for Connecticut to participate in the Transportation and Climate Initiative is scheduled for a public hearing on March 8, but some Democratic lawmakers are already expressing doubts over raising gas prices
On December 21, 2020 Gov. Ned Lamont signed onto a regional cap and invest program called the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) that will raise the price of gasoline by upwards of 17 cents per
As part of his budget proposal Gov. Ned Lamont included a highway use tax for large trucks based on vehicle weight and miles traveled in the state to raise $90 million annually for the state’s
A bill to study a possible tax on the number of miles Connecticut residents drive has returned after the Senate unanimously voted against the idea in 2017. Sponsored by Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, D-Fairfield, who