Many of the roads and bridges in the state are in dire need of repair. The Town of Hamden recently finished repair on one bridge, and accepted grant money in order to repair another with the safety of the residents and drivers in mind.
Reductions in municipal aid and a 25 percent contribution to the state teachers’ pension fund included in the governor’s budget could decrease local budgets by hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next three years. “This is the most discussed topic right now,” North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda said. “It’s a three-year phase in — what is the multiplication factor?
Join us for this new session in Old Saybrook. This workshop will touch on signs and symptoms for addiction amongst adolescents, classroom interventions that have proven to be successful in Connecticut school districts, and what the municipality’s role can be in helping and supporting the fight against addiction across the state.
Part of the problem is that funds have been pilfered away from transportation needs into the general fund, creating perennial shortfalls in transportation projects. Recently, more than 80 percent of voters in last November’s election ratified an amendment that would create a lockbox that would prevent fuel tax receipts from being siphoned away.
Gov. Ned Lamont offered no hard-sell Thursday for his “option” of tolls, demurring when asked if he was pressing legislators for their support. “I’ve got a different relationship with the legislature than maybe they are used to in the past. I really want them at the table involved in what we are trying to do,” Lamont said.