Burke: Floren is Strong Advocate for a Lockbox on CT Transportation Funds

Letter to the editor submitted by Nancy Burke, Budget Overview Committee, Greenwich RTM – Representative Town Meeting, Sept 4, 2018

Letter to the Editor:

For the past eighteen years State Representative Livvy Floren has cast votes in Hartford in favor of fiscal prudence.

One budget issue Livvy has supported is putting a “lockbox” on the State Transportation Fund, so that it cannot be raided for other purposes – or squandered on items, like bus systems from cities to nowhere when there are urgent priorities for repair of our highways and railroad beds.

Unfortunately this summer Governor Malloy overrode the legislature on both sides of the aisle by mandating a $10 million Toll Study.

Livvy and other legislators tried to convene a special session to combat this, but the Governor proceeded to use Dept of Transportation funds bonded for other projects to fund this study. Clearly Hartford has to get a handle on the 2019/20 budget.

Please vote for Livvy Floren in 149th District on November 6th as well as State Senator Scott Frantz, State Representative Mike Bocchino in the 150th, and State Representative Fred Camillo in the 151st, so that together these hard-working state officials can continue to advocate for a lockbox on state transportation funds and for a more sensible state budget.

Nancy B. Burke
Budget Overview Committee
Greenwich RTM – Representative Town Meeting

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