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Malloy Lays Out Transportation Vision In State Of The State

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On a day that included musical performances, a parade through Hartford and the start of the legislative session, Connecticut’s Governor Dannel Malloy was sworn in to a second term Wednesday. The Democrat focused on transportation as he addressed lawmakers.Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald administered Malloy’s oath of office. During a “State of the State” address Malloy proposed widening Interstate-95, expanding rail and bus service and a lock box in which money could only be used for transportation.

“Until that legislation is passed and signed I will veto any attempt to levy additional sources of new revenue for transportation,” said Malloy.

Facing a nearly $32 million deficit, Malloy says the budget he presents next month will include first steps for the transportation vision.

Audio courtesy of Connecticut Network.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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