Prioritize Progress would have relieved the burden on transportation bonding obligations by prioritizing general obligation bonds and leveraging federal dollars to help support the most needed transportation projects.
Unfortunately, this solution has been rejected by the majority year after year because it would limit the governor’s ability to use the state’s credit card for political giveaways. It is disappointing that instead of revisiting solutions we’ve put on the table, the governor chose to make drastic cuts to projects such as the Clinton Train Station as a scare tactic to try to force lawmakers to put even more burdens on taxpayers, drivers and commuters. Please know that we are not giving up and will continue to advocate for solutions like Prioritize Progress which can provide ample funding for projects such as the Clinton train station. Connecticut needs to better manage state dollars to support the core functions of government like transportation, which is key to economic development, job growth and quality of life. We will continue to fight for bonding to support the Clinton train station.”