Posted on April 24, 2019 by admin
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Many constituents have reached out to express their concerns about proposals to install tolls on Connecticut highways including I-91, I-84 and in some proposed bills, potentially any other “limited access” road.
Last week, I hosted a regional forum in East Hampton featuring Transportation Committee Ranking Members Laura Devlin and Henri Martin to discuss transportation funding, proposed tolls legislation and present an alternative.
The Senate and House Republican proposal will finally receive a public hearing in the Finance Committee this Friday. You can testify, telling committee Democrats that Connecticut CAN’T AFFORD TOLLS.
Posted on April 22, 2019 by admin
I would like to say thank you to everyone who attended our informational forum on tolls featuring Transportation Committee Ranking Members State Representative Devlin and State Senator Martin. I would also like to thank to State Representatives Carpino and Green for co-hosting the event.
Our state has a poor history of maintaining the Special Transportation Fund (STF). We might not have swept money out of the fund, but we have diverted revenues and prevented money from going into the fund. In his budget, Governor Lamont proposes to do more of the same, shifting new car sales tax revenues into the general fund. The Governor’s plan makes the STF insolvent and relies heavily on borrowing against potential future toll revenues.
Posted on April 15, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD — State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) has announced that she will be hosting a legislative update to provide residents the opportunity to hear the latest updates from the State Capitol and ask questions. The major topics discussed will include school regionalization, taxes and tolls.
The event is free and open to the public. Rep. Haines encourages residents to attend this meeting, as it is an opportunity to discuss major issues that are shaping the 2019 Legislative Session.
Monday, April 29th
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
East Haddam Municipal Complex
1 Plains Road, Moodus