Connecticut diesel fuel taxes climb second year in a row

From CT Mirror. Truck drivers and other motorists who buy diesel fuel in Connecticut began paying an extra 2.6 cents per gallon this week — their second increase in two summers. The Department of Revenue Services set the new rate on July 1 at 46.5 cents per gallon, up from 43.9 cents one year ago […]

Gasoline taxes are on the rise — just not in Connecticut

From CT Mirror. Connecticut motorists haven’t faced a gasoline tax increase in six years and only two in the past 12. … “The gasoline tax simply does not provide the reliable revenue we need, period,” Lamont said when he made his first pitch for tolls back in February. “Gasoline tax revenues have been flat for […]

White House likely to send USMCA trade deal to Congress after Sept. 1, sources say

From CNBC. The White House plans to send its replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement to Congress after Sept. 1, setting up a vote by the end of the year, sources told CNBC. The White House could submit the bill to Congress as soon as this week to start the approval process. House […]

In Waterford, I-395 Southbound closures July 19 – 29

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that activities related to The Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00255, I-395 over Route 85 in the town of Waterford are expected to cause significant delays. The work is tentatively scheduled to occur during the following period: Friday, July 19 through Monday, July 29. Motorists are advised to avoid […]

Connecticut diesel tax increases July 1

Under Connecticut law, the per gallon diesel tax may be adjusted up or down effective July 1 of every year, depending on a couple of factors. This year, the rate will increase to 46.5 cents per gallon. The state diesel tax rate is comprised of two components. One is a base rate of 29 cents […]

Brake Safety Week is Sept. 15-21

From CVSA. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sept. 15-22. Throughout that week, enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles throughout North America. Vehicles with critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected. […]

Lamont threatens to clamp down on borrowing if tolls not approved

From CT Mirror. Gov. Ned Lamont threatened Wednesday to clamp down on state borrowing if legislators can’t agree in special session this summer on a plan to toll Connecticut’s major highways. The governor, who made his comments during and after the State Bond Commission meeting, also said he’d consider shifting more borrowing capacity away from […]

Republicans criticize Democrats for changing tax projections

From CT News Junkie. Republican Senate Leader Len Fasano held a press conference Tuesday to complain that the two-year $43.35 billion budget, which Gov. Ned Lamont received yesterday, increased projected tax receipts beyond consensus revenue. Consensus revenue was passed a decade ago to make sure the governor’s Office of Policy and Management and the legislature’s […]

Connecticut Legislature recap for 2019 session

A summary of some of the major Connecticut legislative issues that MTAC worked on in 2019.

Wilson Elser seminar covers required sexual harassment prevention training

A new law passed this year by the Connecticut General Assembly mandates sexual harassment prevention training for nearly every employer in the state. The new law requires that businesses with three or more employees provide sexual harassment prevention training to every employee. MTAC is pleased to announce that our partner, the Wilson Elser law firm, […]