As someone who has battled two decades for more spending on transportation, you’d think I would be happy with the state’s new biennial budget. But when you drill down into the details, there’s reason for concern.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy promised a downpayment on his $100-billion transportation dreams. And he did get one-half of 1% of the state sales tax repurposed for that — but it only pays down the state Department of Transportation’s enormous debt service.