HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut lawmakers on Monday are tackling how to pay for Gov. Dannel Malloy’s 30-year, $100-billion effort to overhaul transportation in the state.
Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, a member of the Transportation Committee, said paying for the overhaul will require lawmakers to change their priorities. She believes one way to kick it off is for lawmakers to shut the door on funding pet projects in their districts.
“The House and Senate Republicans put forward a plan that showed that if you eliminated a number of those pet projects — several hundred million (dollars) every year — you could create a steady stream of transportation bonding,” Lavielle told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.