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Lamont rebuffed on tolls by Senate Democrats
Senate GOP to offer alternative Thursday
By Mark Pazniokas and Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, November 13, 2019

Senate Democrats considering legalizing marijuana and sports betting
​as alternative ways to fund Gov. Ned Lamont’s transportation plan without tolls

By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, November 13, 2019

CCM tries to get a little louder on property tax relief
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, November 12, 2019

Lamont says he plans to hold forums on transportation plan
The CT Post, November 12, 2019

Analysts: State revenues holding firm, plastic bag fees are down
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, November 12, 2019

Florida’s Sunshine and Tax Benefits Beckon Billionaires
By Juliet Chung and Joseph De Avila, The Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2019

Dan Haar: Here's how much each Lamont toll would cost you
By Dan Haar, The Middletown Press, November 11, 2019

CT sets ambitious plan to put 500K electric vehicles on the road by 2030
By Matt Pillon, Hartford Business Journal, November 11, 2019

CT Viewpoints: Winds of change coming to Connecticut
By Thomas Brostrøm and Mike Auseré, The CT Mirror, November 11, 2019

Gov. Lamont is back with a $21 billion plan to fix the highways and railroads,
but opposition to tolls remains

By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, November 10, 2019

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in Greenwich?
By Kevin D. Williamson, The National Review, November 10, 2019

It might not be easy for CT drivers to avoid tolls
By Liz Teitz, The Register Citizen, November 10, 2019

State ‘desperately needs good regional airport in south central Connecticut,’ Gov. Ned Lamont says.
Will it be Tweed New Haven or Sikorsky Memorial?

By Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, November 8, 2019

Big payoff to big labor in Gov. Lamont’s new transportation plan 
Marc E. Fitch, The Yankee Institute, November 8, 2019

Lamont: Trust me. GOP lawmakers: Why should we?
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, November 7, 2019

U.S. Report: CT economic growth lagged in the spring
The CT Post, November 7, 2019

Editorial: The state’s most powerful Democrats want to conduct public business in private.
Here’s why you should be worried.

Editorial by The Harford Courant, November 3, 2019 

The Trump factor, a generational shift and an unusually ugly tone:
5 things to watch for on Election Day in Connecticut

By Daniela Altimari, The Hartford Courant, November 3, 2019

Dan Haar: How Lamont’s business incentives will work
By Dan Haar, The Middletown Press, November 2, 2019

CT is losing population but not to states you’d think
By Greg Bordonaro, The Hartford Business Journal, November 1, 2019

Lamont Makes Transportation Pitch to Senate Republicans
By Christine Stuart, The CT News Junkie, November 1, 2019

Connecticut’s performance on ‘nation’s report card’ shows mixed results
By Kathleen Megan, The CT Mirror, October 30, 2019

Lamont creates panel to transform workforce training
The CT Post, October 29, 2019

2020 State Business Tax Climate Index
By The Tax Foundation, Washington, DC, October 23, 2019

Connecticut looks for a future in its manufacturing past
Aerospace exec Colin Cooper will be the state's first manufacturing officer
By Mark Pazinokas, The CT Mirror, October 21, 2019

Lobbyists don't corrupt Connecticut; the public's indifference does
By Chris Powell, The Inquirer, October 21, 2019

Opinion: Tolls are a road we should go down
Yes, a Republican who supports tolls for funding transportation improvements
By Matthew Chudoba, The CT Mirror, October 21, 2019

Shifting to ‘technical expertise,’ Gov. Ned Lamont seeks to reshape state cybersecurity policy
By Stephen Singer, The Hartford Courant, October 21, 2019

Data show spike in number of CT schools that have lost herd immunity to measles
By Jenna Carlesso, The CT Mirror, October 21, 2019

Editorial: Lamont must release transit plan
By Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board, The CT Post, October 20, 2019

Local elections: This is where your vote really does count
By Elizabeth Regan, The Bulletin, October 19, 2019

Towns say winter won’t wait for Lamont, legislators to cut a deal
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, October 18, 2019

Capitol Week in Review: A regional approach to legalizing marijuana and faster trains to New York City
By Russell Blair, The Hartford Courant, October 18, 2019

Education partnership keeps most deliberations behind closed doors
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, October 18, 2019

Shut up, you unbelievable Connecticut crybabies
By Tom Breen, CT Viewpoints, The CT Mirror, October 17, 2019

CT added 3,600 jobs in Sept.; Aug. gains revised downward
By Joe Cooper, The Hartford Business Journal, October 17, 2019

ETA on Lamont transportation plan is TBD
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, October 17, 2019

Connecticut Governor to Pitch Plan to Speed Up Metro-North
Part of Mr. Lamont’s $18 billion transportation proposal hinges on bringing tolls back to the state
By Joseph De Avila, The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2016

Lamont's overlooked asset in latest poll: the clueless
By Chris Powell, The Journal Inquirer, October 16, 2019

Lamont takes the city mayors’ calls. What will he deliver?
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, October 15, 2019

OP-ED: The Transportation Plan We Deserve
By Susan Bigelow, The CT News Junkie, October 15, 2019

Dan Haar: Looming $600 million gap means tolls are unavoidable
By Dan Haar, The Middletown Press, October 14, 2019

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After watching state aid erode over the past decade, Connecticut municipalities hope to appeal  directly to voters on the issue of property tax relief, stirring the pot just in time for the 2020 election cycle.

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities announced the creation of a commission Tuesday that will craft a new property tax relief initiative and make its case directly to voters next year.

​“The goal is not to simply go to the General Assembly and present something to them as we have in the past, because we know how that works out,” said Joe DeLong, CCM’s executive director.

Not well.

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