Federal lawmakers call for New England regional cooperation for jobs

Connecticut joined with its neighbors in Rhode Island and Massachusetts to push Friday for regional cooperation that could potentially generate millions of dollars in federal money for economic development projects.

Members of Congress in all three states introduced a bill that would establish the states as a federal regional commission that could help secure federal support in an effort to help the region and create jobs.

At the state level, Lamont said earlier this year that the southern New England governors themselves need to make it work without a formalized group like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have with the Regional Plan Association.

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