No one (except certain politicians) wants tolls, but do we need tolls?
Answer: If the legislature were to be serious about our transportation infrastructure they would have seriously vetted Governor Malloy's record-breaking $100 billion "plan". But as Speaker Joe Aresimowicz admitted publicly, not one legislator, Committee or Department even peeked at the plan. Not only that, but Governor Lamont publicly announced he expects Connecticut to get billions of funding from the federal government under a federal plan that is pending in Congress. The federal plan will pay for 80% of infrastructure costs. No additional federal assistance was anticipated in the projected Special Transportation Fund deficits. So now we will receive billions in federal aid why do we need tolls? The governor has not explained the answer to that question.
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