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Committee approves lockbox resolution

Rep. Antonio Guerrera last December listening to the lockbox debate.   (Christine Stuart photo)
Rep. Antonio Guerrera last December listening to the lockbox debate. (Christine Stuart photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to lock up the state’s transportation funds made it out of committee on a 22-11 vote Monday, but several lawmakers said they want to see the language strengthened before it gets to the House and Senate for a vote.

Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, said the more time the General Assembly spends on this issue the more controversial it becomes.

The Senate passed a similar version unanimously in December, but the measure didn’t get the supermajority it needed in the House to get on the November ballot. So Malloy changed the language slightly and proposed it again.

Boucher said people have raised questions about whether this is just a “ruse” to have Connecticut voters accept a new taxing scheme.

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