Archive for June 22nd, 2011

June 22nd, 2011

Busline Public Hearing Scheduled

by LonSeidman

Proposed Route from New Britain to HartfordA public hearing is scheduled on the proposed 9.4 mile long New Britain- Hartford busline. The busline is expected to cost over $600 million and would be a dedicated roadway to bus service into downtown Hartford.

Click to Hear Sen. Markley discussing the busway

The issue is contentious both as a budgetary as well as transit issue. New Britain mayor Tim Stewart (R) strongly supports the proposal while

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June 22nd, 2011

Concession Package on Life Support After ‘No’ Vote

by LonSeidman

By late Tuesday evening, the probability that the budget-balancing, $1.6 billion concession package would be ratified by the state employee unions had reached slim to none.

Union officials confirmed that AFSCME’s P-2 Human and Social Services bargaining unit voted down the agreement, but they refused to release the vote tally until Wednesday morning. There are about 4,200 members in the P-2 bargaining group. Unofficial sources gave conflicting information about the margin of the vote.

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