With barely one month complete in year 2021, several senators have proposed bills that should leave Connecticut taxpayers wondering if they have lost their minds.
Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration are once again looking for another way to impose more taxes on the poor and middle class in Connecticut. This time it’s a regional gas tax called the Transportation and Climate Initiative that will raise the gas prices an estimated 5 to 17 cents per gallon with the possibility of future increases in upcoming years.
Imagine being a police officer in the State of Connecticut. You wake up at 5:00 a.m. and head to your car, after saying goodbye to your family, knowing – that day as with every — you might never see them again.
To our state legislators: As you are well aware, Gov. Ned Lamont is reportedly set to release a new transportation plan in the near future. Although we have yet to see the actual plan, news reports in the media indicate there are some positive changes in the administration’s overall approach to Connecticut’s future plans for transportation.
Jim Cameron seems to have missed his civics class in high school. In his most recent column, Cameron characterizes No Tolls CT as “bullies.” Perhaps he’s seen our billboards posted on the very highways Gov. Ned Lamont and Cameron want to toll, asking state residents to call their legislators and tell them “Vote for tolls, Lose at the polls.”
It’s fear mongering to claim highway tolls are needed because without more money state bridges might collapse. The Federal Highway Administration designates some bridges “structurally deficient,” but this is an industry term meaning the bridge will require more maintenance – not that it is in danger of collapsing.