Posted on March 21, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative Ben McGorty released the following statement regarding his vote against three toll proposals in the Transportation Committee.
“Placing 53 tolls on I-95, I-91, I-84, and Rt. 15 will cost residents more to go to work and is going to lead to higher cost on everyday items,” said Rep. McGorty. “Tolls are just a way from the state to take more of our money and is a major tax on working families. It’s a shame that the majority party won’t consider different funding plans and are using scare tactics to make Connecticut residents believe that we need tolls.”
The three bills, Senate Bill 423, House Bill 7202 and 7280, all include tolling cars and trucks and tolls on I-95, I-91, I-84, and portions of Rt. 15. S.B. 423 and H.B. 7202 takes legislative oversight out of tolls and directs the Department of Transportation to oversee tolls – meaning DOT will be able to raise rates without legislative approval.