10 Million Ways to Waste a Taxpayer’s Dollar

Posted on July 18, 2018 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

There is a reason why there is a separation of powers in our system of government. The legislature creates the laws, the executive branch enforces them, and the judicial branch interprets them.

Yesterday, Governor Malloy issued an executive order to obtain a $10 million bond solely for the purpose of studying the implementation of highway tolls in Connecticut. This is outrageous since the General Assembly abandoned four toll proposals earlier this year due to opposition from Connecticut residents.

As you know, this is not the first time Governor Malloy has exceeded his executive authority as governor to circumvent the proper process of using the legislature to create public policy. Just this past year, Governor Malloy, by himself, reduced education grants to small towns across Connecticut without the legislature’s consent.

Several years ago, I led the opposition against forcing daycare workers and personal care attendants to unionize, which also began with a similar overreach by Governor Malloy using another executive order.

Clearly, the Governor has his own agenda, which varies greatly from what we as residents have in mind for ourselves. We cannot allow an outgoing executive to spend our hard-earned tax dollar lavishly on studies for something we know will not work.

I promise that my fellow Republicans and I will do everything in our power to get this item removed from the Bond Commission agenda, which is scheduled for next week. We are also looking into the legality of the governor’s actions.

If you would like to discuss this further I encourage you to contact me at rob.sampson@housegop.ct.gov or at (800) 842-1423. I am always eager to hear your thoughts on major issues affecting our state.


Rep. Rob Sampson

80th District