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News from State Senator Tim Larson

March 16, 2016

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Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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Call to Action on Crumbling Concrete

concreteCrumbling concrete has become an increasing issue for towns in our district--I've been told more than 500 homes have been affected by this problem.

That's why I'm supporting my colleague Senator Cathy Osten, who has put forward legislation in Planning and Development that is aimed at addressing this issue.

Moreover, I'm calling for a bipartisan public-private partnership made up of local and state officials and industry professionals to determine exactly what has happened, why it happened, who is responsible and how to resolve it.

The state budget is a challenging backdrop against which to tackle this municipal issue, but working together we will find a solution--and I am committed to ensuring that the solution will not include abandoning homeowners whose homes are suffering from structural damage through no fault of their own.

In the meantime, the State Department of Consumer Protection has set up a website where you can find information, report a complaint and receive updates. I encourage you to contact that department so they know exactly how many homes are affected, and where.

Funding Secured for Road Repaving

As the weather warms up, towns and cities will begin repaving roads and fixing potholes. While we all want smooth drives to work and school, the cost of paving programs can put a real dent in municipal budgets. This lack of funding can prevent towns and cities from filling that particularly pesky pothole or repaving your long overdue street.

In the State Senate I was able to secure $60 million for Connecticut municipalities under the Town Aid Road program. This money will provide relief to town and cities budgets so their paving programs can go further. Locally that means an extra $585,000 for East Hartford, over $380,000 for South Windsor, more than $330,000 for Ellington and over $267,000 for East Windsor.

While the bulk of this funding goes to road repaving, it can also be used for bridge maintenance, traffic signs and signals, and anything else that benefits public transportation.

Strengthening our transportation system is an important priority for me. I'm glad that towns and cities are getting more funding to meet these critical needs.


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