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Gas Tax Alert! Supporters Planning September Push

Posted on August 5, 2021


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Supporters of the TCI gas tax are pushing for a vote on the new tax during a special legislative session in September.

This is a $100 million new tax on working and middle class families.

YOUR VOICES stopped the tax earlier this year.

We must fight against this tax-and-spend mentality and continue to speak out.

Click here to learn more and to sign the petition to STOP the gas tax.

Tell state lawmakers you are already taxed ENOUGH!

Call Senate Democrats TODAY at 860-240-8600

Call House Democrats TODAY at 860-240-8500

IN THE NEWS: Yankee Institute Reports “TCI proponents plan September push”

Proponents for the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) plan to use a special legislative session in September to implement the program in Connecticut, according to a key supporter.

Legislative leaders haven’t yet announced formal plans for a special session, but speaking at a July 16 meeting on waste management, Representative Joseph Gresko, D-Stratford, co-chair of the legislature’s Environment Committee, remarked:

“We are rallying as a group to try to get TCI called back in September special session. We are actively vote counting.”

…Gresko’s remarks line up with similar comments by TCI advocates, such as the Maine-based Acadia Center, which said in a blog post earlier this month:

“The current strategy is to lobby the decision makers in July in person (now that pandemic restrictions are being lifted) to ramp up their understanding of TCI for the September session. All eyes are now on Connecticut!”