Gail Lavielle

Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Bill Would Fine Some Businesses Not Paying Workers $15 An Hour

A bill being considered in Hartford calls for fines of $1 an hour for every worker on the job who’s earning less than $15.

04/20/2015

I-95 in Bridgeport, Conn (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Connecticut Weighs Privatizing Highways For Toll Collection

Proponents 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.

04/06/2015

A Metro-North train enters a station in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Bill Removes Possibility Of State Land Takeover Near Transit Stations

Local 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.

03/25/2015

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Connecticut Lawmaker Looks To Derail Proposal Allowing Eminent Domain Near Bus, Train Stations

Rep. 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.

03/17/2015

FILE -- Traffic moves slowly through a snowstorm along I-95 in Westport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Look To Fund Malloy’s Transportation Overhaul

Rep. 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.

02/23/2015

A train car on Metro North's New Haven Line (Credit MTA/Metro North)

Metro-North, Con Edison Vow To Prevent Outages

Con 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.

10/28/2013

A new M-8 rail car is seen in Stamford, CT - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Connecticut Commuter Advocates Upset Over Where Fare Hike Money Is Going

Commuters on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line are paying more to ride the rails, but where’s all that extra money going?

02/16/2012