Before we break for the weekend, wrap up the work week with Connecticut’s Own Brad Davis! Here’s what’s on tap this morning:
– Joe Scully, President of the state’s largest trucking company coalition, the motor transport association of Connecticut, will talk about what Lamont said he would limit tolls only to tractor-trailer trucks from out of state. He estimated Tuesday this would raise $100 million per year, but has released no fiscal analysis to back up this estimate. “We are running a multi-state charity for out-of-state vehicles,” Bysiewicz said. Joe Sculley, president of the state’s largest trucking company coalition, the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, said “There is no data to back up statements that trucks are tearing up our roads.” When asked about transportation advocates’ argument that Connecticut’s transportation system needs far more revenue than he will support, Lamont said “We can make a bit of progress on that.”
When pressed, though, Lamont’s preferred response is to focus on his opponent, noting that Stefanowski has ruled out tolls entirely and also pledged to phase out the state income tax — which would strip away roughly half of all state budget funding.
– Amy Parmenter, manager, public and government affairs greater Hartford, Triple A, will talk about the TWO New Findings from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety: Technology – already in many cars – expected to Save almost 10,000 Lives a Year – But…Drivers Don’t Really Understand What It Can – and Cannot – Do
– Tara Willerup, Vice President of the Simsbury Free Library’s Board of Trustees is to talk about, Did the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. live in Connecticut? A group of Simsbury students set out to prove the popular suburban myth and discovered not only did he spend 2 summers working in Simsbury tobacco fields; his experience actually shaped his personal philosophies. Now the students have designed a permanent memorial to MLK that will be erected on the grounds of the Simsbury Free Library. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 11th and it has already been chosen as a destination on Connecticut’s Freedom Trail. Reps from the team of students, their teacher, staff of the Free Library and the architect are available to share this incredible piece of our state’s history to discuss the MLK memorial. Tara’s husband is the architect who helped the students design it
– Mario D’Aquila, Vice President of Assisted Living Technologies, Inc, will talk about TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOWS SENIORS TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY: While today’s high-tech homes are making life more convenient for everyone, for the elderly, new technology is the key for them to remain living safely in their own homes. Nurse Ron D’Aquila, VP of Assisted Living Technologies in Meriden, can explain cost-effective devices like electronic med dispensers that sound an alarm if a dose is missed, stove sensors that turn the stove off if a pot is left unattended, and wireless sensors that allow people to remain independent as their need for care increases.
– Your final chance to win Big E Tickets
– Your calls on the Brett Kavanaugh hearing
All this and more of your calls, sports with Eric and News of the Day! All this and more on the Brad Davis Show, 5 to 9 AM on WDRC-AM, WSNG, WMMW AND WDRC-FM HD-2!
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