CT Budget Gap Could Hit Transportation Funding (Tolls, Fees Cited as Potential Funding Options)

The Connecticut Mirror reports, “Though it is premature to target specific measures — such as tax increases, fee hikes or tolls — Rep. Toni E. Walker, D-New Haven, said trying to offset surging debt costs in the next state budget solely with cuts is going to be devastating’ to Connecticut.” Walker, co-chair of the state’s joint Appropriations Committee, and other legislative and executive officials spoke during a November 30 budget briefing in Hartford. A top planning and budgeting official said that 2017 sales tax receipts designated for transportation improvements could be diminished in order to fill Connecticut’s looming budget gap.