Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont to offer ‘revenue-raising ideas’ for transportation in February budget

Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday that he will propose “revenue-raising ideas’’ for transportation in February to help the state’s long-troubled special transportation fund. After the high-profile failure last year of controversial highway tolls, Lamont says the state still needs to provide money to balance the Special Transportation Fund. The projected deficit for the transportation fund in the current fiscal year is $60.6 million, and the deficits are expected to increase in the future. Lamont and top legislators like House Speaker Matt Ritter of Hartford have said that they hope Connecticut will receive extra money from the Democratic administration of President-elect Joe Biden that has not been received under President Donald J. Trump. In addition, Lamont says he hopes extra transportation funds might come to the Nutmeg State due to the recent elevation of U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro of New Haven as the new chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

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