Governor Lamont Statement on Senate Republican Transportation Proposal
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the transportation proposal announced today by the Senate Republican caucus:
“Growing Connecticut’s economy is my top priority. Every dollar we invest in our infrastructure is a dollar we invest in our future. I am not surprised Senator Fasano also recognizes the critical importance of those investments. The state’s largest employers agree that these investments can transform Connecticut.
“My plan, CT2030, provides a comprehensive, multi-modal vision for Connecticut’s transportation and economic future. It invests $15.6 billion in making our infrastructure safer and $5.5 billion in transformative enhancement projects that allow Connecticut residents to spend more time with their families and less time on the road. CT2030 is responsibly funded and financed with federal and out-of-state dollars to stabilize our Special Transportation Fund for the next decade.
“While I appreciate Senator Fasano’s proposal to partially fund much-needed infrastructure investments, taking money out of the Rainy Day Fund is a risky proposition that requires serious evaluation.”