Better buses. Frequent train service. Affordable childcare. And tax cuts … maybe sales, maybe property, maybe both.
New Haven and Hamden state legislators cited those goals Thursday morning while discussing the arrival of federal infrastructure and pandemic-relief dollars, during part one of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Regional Legislative Forum.
The hour-and-a-half-long virtual conversation was held online via Zoom, and featured more than half a dozen state legislators, including New Haven State Sen. and President Pro Tem Martin Looney, Hamden State Sen. Jorge Cabrera, and Monroe State Sen. and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly, among others. The focus was on legislative priorities for the coming “short” legislative session that begins Feb. 9 and ends May 4.
Again and again on Thursday, state legislators returned to the question hanging over both state and local governments alike during this time of unprecedented federal largesse: What to do with the surge of federal aid making its way to Connecticut? Read More