BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Connecticut voters may get to decide whether to approve a constitutional amendment forbidding the legislature from raiding the state’s Special Transportation Fund.
For more than 10 years, the legislature has used the fuel tax and other revenue to help plug gaps in the state’s budget.
The fund is used to finance debt on transportation projects.
State Rep. Tony Guerrera, who is House chairman of the Transportation Committee, said lawmakers are considering establishing a constitutional “lockbox.”
A spokesman for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says changing the constitution is unnecessary because the governor backs a halt to transfers from the fund.
A public hearing on the proposed amendment will be held on Wednesday.
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