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Connecticut Divided Over Highway Toll, Bear Hunting, And School Regionalization Bills

Mar 6, 2019

Hundreds are expected to turn out to the state Capitol Wednesday for a public hearing on Gov. Ned Lamont's bill to install electronic tolls on Connecticut highways.

But even those who favor tolls may not support another bill to create a transportation authority. Some think it would make state legislators less accountable when it comes to setting toll rates and deciding where toll gantries will be located.

Today, we examine what that proposal could mean for the state, and consider suggestions to securitize future toll revenues for upfront payments to address current budget concerns.

We also jump into the fray over legislation to allow bear hunting and encourage small towns to consider ways to move toward regional schools.

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