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A months-long debate over who will control New Haven’s train station has been settled. The state and city have struck a deal.

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There’s always a lot of last-minute action at the state capitol when the legislative session’s about to end. But in the middle of a budgetary crisis - that action has ramped up.

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President Donald Trump is announcing a series of plans during what he’s calling Infrastructure Week. One proposal would privatize air traffic controllers. Trump will visit the Ohio River on Wednesday and talk about the value of investing in inland waterway infrastructure.

It just so happens there are big infrastructure plans underway in Hartford, too.

President Trump announced Monday a plan to privatize the nation's air traffic control system — a move that would remove the job of tracking and guiding airplanes from the purview of the Federal Aviation Administration.

"Today we're proposing to take American air travel into the future, finally," Trump said.

Connecticut House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, a Berlin Democrat, is blaming the Republican minority for his failure this week to have the House debate a bill that could lead to the return of tolls on Connecticut's highways.

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