Connecticut Budget Deal Axes Truck Highway Taxes, Gas Fees

June 5, 2021, 12:57 AM

Connecticut lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont have reached a deal on a two-year, $46 billion budget that doesn’t increase fees on gasoline by 5 cents per gallon, as called for under a regional plan to reduce carbon pollution. The budget also doesn’t raise truck highway taxes as Lamont wanted, aides said Friday.

The leaders also reached agreement on legalizing recreational cannabis.

No further details of the budget and cannabis agreements were revealed by legislative leaders and Lamont, who have been negotiating the budget behind closed doors for weeks. The new fiscal year begins July 1.

Lamont signed onto the ...

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