Tolls Vote Tomorrow

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


Tomorrow, the legislature’s Transportation Committee will likely decide whether to advance a bill to implement tolls in Connecticut. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., and it will likely be shown on CT-N.

I want you to know that I remain opposed to the installation of tolls in Connecticut. Residents and employers simply can’t afford it—especially when combined with the numerous tax hikes being proposed by Governor Lamont and the legislature’s Democrat majority. Yes, they’re considering taxing everything from haircuts to home heating fuel.

Important points to remember:

  • Tolls won’t simply be on our state’s borders, current proposals call for them to be placed throughout interior highways too
  • There’s no cap on tolling rates, they are based on an arbitrary formula to achieve the state’s revenue goal of over $1 billion
  • All vehicles will be tolled under the most recent proposal, truck-only tolling is a myth
  • At least 60 percent of tolling revenue will come from in-state drivers

It’s never been more important for Connecticut residents who are concerned about the costs associated with tolls to make their voices heard because tolling proponents have lined up allies of former Governor Dannel Malloy to launch a controversial public relations scheme designed to change minds on the issue.

If you want to let Democrats know how you feel about tolls, call the Transportation Committee’s leadership today:

  • State Sen. Carlo Leone860-240-8600
  • State Rep. Roland Lemar860-240-8585

We’re having tolls-focused forums in different parts of the state and you can find the schedule here. I hope you’ll consider attending to learn more about the issue and to hear about our alternative plan to fund transportation projects.