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Tolls Forum Recap

Posted on March 13, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


Thank you for those who attended Monday (3/11) evening’s toll forum in Torrington. It was a great evening with wonderful participation from the public. We had over 100 people from the Northwest Corner attend, listen and speak their minds.

Some of the important takeaways from last night’s meeting included:

  • An overall understanding that regardless of how many, or how few, toll gantries there will be rates will be set in order to capture $1 billion in additional tax dollar revenue
  • The majority of toll revenue will come from Connecticut residents, studies have shown that between 60 and 70 percent of tolling revenue will be coming directly from us
  • We have the ability to make infrastructure improvements without needing to put up tolls or raising taxes


Wilson Reacts to Governor’s Budget Presentation

Posted on February 21, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


HARTFORD – State Rep. David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield) listened to the governor’s first budget proposal. Governor Lamont presented his plan to manage the state’s finances over the next two years to the state legislature, with the plan mainly utilizing revenue increases to close projected deficits.

“This document will place additional taxes on middle class families and have long-term unintended consequences,” Rep. Wilson explained. “I was baffled when the governor said that in order for us as a state to keep up with modernization, we need to expand what is eligible to be taxed. At the same time, the governor expressed the need for us to become more business friendly, making Connecticut more attractive to younger folks. If budgetary policies raise the cost of living it is counterintuitive to making our state a better place to live.”

According to Rep. Wilson, under Governor Lamont’s budget there will be a myriad of new taxes including, but not limited to, haircuts, industry services, and tolls.


Rep. David T. Wilson Welcomes BSA Scouts

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


Hartford – State Representative David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield) welcomed the Boy Scouts of America to the State Capitol on Friday, February 1st. The BSA recently opened enrollment to include women, which was a major component of the organization’s visit with state legislators.

Rep. Wilson said, “Proud to join many BSA scouts at the Capitol. We recently welcomed many new women to the BSA and hosted them in the House of Representatives. I am confident that the youths involved with this organization will become effective leaders in the future and I wish them success as they work towards earning their scout badges!”