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Bond Commission Votes on Capital Projects

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By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Millions of dollars in bond funds for local capital projects across Connecticut are getting the go-ahead.

Outgoing Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, whose term ends on Jan. 5, presided Wednesday over her final State Bond Commission meeting. It came about two weeks after it became unclear whether enough votes were cast to approve certain initiatives, including 38 new commuter rail cars, one of Rell’s pet projects.

On Wednesday, the rail cars were not on the agenda. However, the panel did approve other borrowing requests, including $600,000 to reconstruct roads in the East Windsor Industrial Park and $700,000 to help build a new police station in Montville.

Two Republican legislators on the panel opposed many of the projects, saying the state cannot afford more debt.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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