The legislature’s Transportation Committee on Wednesday will likely decide whether to advance a bill to implement tolls in Connecticut. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., and it will likely be shown on CT-N.
I want you to know that I remain opposed to the installation of tolls in Connecticut.
Residents and employers simply can’t afford it— especially when combined with the numerous tax hikes being proposed by Governor Lamont and the legislature’s Democrat majority. Yes, they’re considering taxing everything from haircuts to home heating fuel.
Important points to remember:
- Tolls won’t simply be on our state’s borders;
- There’s no cap on tolling rates;
- No trucks-only tolling—tolls will apply to all vehicles;
- AT LEAST 60 percent of tolling revenue will come from in-state drivers
It’s never been more important for Connecticut residents who are concerned about the costs associated with tolls to make their voices heard because tolling proponents have lined up allies of former Governor Dannel Malloy to launch a controversial public relations scheme designed to change minds on the issue.
If you want to let Democrats know how you feel about tolls, call Transportation Committee leadership today:
State Sen. Carlo Leone: 860-240-8600
State Rep. Roland Lemar: 860-240-8585
We’re having tolls-focused forums in different parts of the state—you can find the schedule here. I hope you’ll consider attending to learn more about the issue and to hear about our alternative.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact my office at (800) 842-1423, or email me at Lezlye.Zupkus@housegop.ct.gov.
I hope this information is helpful!
State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus
Proudly serving Bethany, Cheshire and Prospect