Connecticut Bill Would Fine Some Businesses Not Paying Workers $15 An HourA bill being considered in Hartford calls for fines of $1 an hour for every worker on the job who's earning less than $15.
Connecticut Weighs Privatizing Highways For Toll CollectionProponents of the idea like the idea that the private contractors who lease highways would not only collect tolls, but also maintain the highways. The downside, state Rep. Gail Lavielle believes, would be inevitable toll hikes.
Connecticut Bill Removes Possibility Of State Land Takeover Near Transit StationsLocal lawmakers, especially in Fairfield County, cried out loudly in opposition to the idea of the state overstepping home rule and erecting buildings that might conflict with local planning and zoning.
Connecticut Lawmaker Looks To Derail Proposal Allowing Eminent Domain Near Bus, Train StationsRep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, stumbled upon Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposal to transfer all local authority regarding land near the stations to the state while she was going over the transportation budget with a fine-tooth comb.
Connecticut Lawmakers Look To Fund Malloy's Transportation OverhaulRep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, a member of the Transportation Committee, believes one way to kick it off is for lawmakers to shut the door on funding pet projects in their districts.
Metro-North, Con Edison Vow To Prevent OutagesCon Edison President Craig Ivey and MTA Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut testified Monday in Bridgeport during a congressional field hearing organized by Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
Connecticut Commuter Advocates Upset Over Where Fare Hike Money Is GoingCommuters on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line are paying more to ride the rails, but where's all that extra money going?