Wilson Elser Alert: USDOL proposed revisions under Fair Labor Standards Act

Excerpt from legal brief by MTAC Partner Wilson Elser. On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (Department) announced a proposed rule that would make more than a million more workers in the United States eligible for overtime. The Department seeks to update and revise regulations set forth under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) […]

Carbon tax testimony

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted testimony in opposition to a bill that would establish a carbon tax in Connecticut. His testimony stated that he used information from ATA and ATRI to calculate potential costs to the CT trucking industry. In the testimony, he referenced an explanation from ATA which said, “If transportation fuels […]

Recreational marijuana legalization testimony

This Friday, March 22, MTAC President Joe Sculley will testify on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana. Written testimony has already been submitted, which states, in part: MTAC is not necessarily opposed to the legalization of recreational marijuana. However, Commercial Driver’s License holders operating Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) are required by federal regulation to be tested […]

Interview: Sculley talks Connecticut tolls on WICC

Click on the link below to listen to the interview Joe Sculley did with WICC’s Mike Bellamy.

Tolls, like income tax, will hurt Connecticut economy

HBJ Op Ed by MTAC President Joe Sculley. They say those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. Everyone in Connecticut should study history of the creation of the state income tax, because the state appears on track to being doomed to repeat a bad decision by implementing tolls. When the income […]

Paine readies garbage-disposal business for next generation as he trashes tolls

From Hartford Business Journal. In its early days, Paine’s Inc. Recycling and Rubbish Removal had a different idea of waste-to-energy. “When my grandfather started the business, he picked up garbage from two private schools, and fed it to the pigs at the family farm,” said the trash-hauler’s current owner, Michael Paine, of the company circa […]

FMCSA resources for CDL drug and alcohol clearinghouse

From FMCSA. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today released additional online resources for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders, employers, state driver licensing agencies, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals regarding the upcoming implementation of its CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse in January 2020. The new clearinghouse resource webpage […]

Connecticut carbon tax legislation

From Connecticut Energy Marketers Association (CEMA). On Monday, March 18, the Environment Committee will hold a public hearing on a bill that would impose a tax on fossil fuels sold in the state: Raised Bill 1064, An Act Establishing a Carbon Price for Fossil Fuels Sold in Connecticut. Heating oil, propane, diesel, gasoline and even […]

Does Connecticut need a transportation authority?

From CT News Junkie. As the legislature gets closer to approving tolls, it’s also distancing itself from the process by debating legislation that would create a transportation authority, like the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. “I don’t understand why anyone wants to be like the MTA in New York,” Joe Sculley, president of the Motor Transport Association […]

Transportation authority debate sets stage for larger battle coming on highway tolls

From Hartford Courant. A public hearing Monday on a bill to create a state transportation authority served as a warmup for a much bigger hearing coming this week on the divisive topic of electronic highway tolls. The state’s truckers’ association believes the authority would be a front for tolls. A key legislator said that is […]