Posted on March 29, 2019 by admin
On March 26, CT State Rep. Tom O’Dea (R-New Canaan, Wilton), a member of the Transportation Committee, joined WTIC News Talk host Todd Feinberg to discuss three tolls proposals recently approved by the committee – S.B. 423, H.B. 7202 and H.B. 7280. Rep. O’Dea and fellow Republican members voted against the bills citing multiple concerns:
Rep. O’Dea also noted that Gov. Lamont’s proposal deliberately circumvents a Constitutional lockbox approved by Connecticut voters in November, 2018. Once money is in the Special Transportation Fund (STF) the lockbox protects those dollars from potential raids, but the administration’s plan would divert revenue (namely the new car tax) to the General Fund before it even reaches the STF, rending it insolvent in just a few years.