Prioritize Progress

February 26, 2015

Prioritize Progress

The Senate Republican Caucus recently unveiled a plan to address long-term transportation needs in Connecticut.

Benefits of the plan include:

  • An annual transportation funding mechanism guaranteeing at least $1 billion annually over the next 30 years
  • No tax increases
  • No tolls
  • A reduction in the current level of state bonding
  • Flexibility in setting transportation priorities
  • A sustainable and predictable funding plan to support future generations

The plan would require the state to:

  • Reserve a set amount of General Obligation Bonds to be used solely for transportation priorities.
  • Preserve current Special Tax Obligation bonds dedicated to transportation.
  • Fill all vacant positions at the Department of Transportation to ensure that the agency can efficiently carry out the state’s needed transportation projects.
  • Re-establish the Transportation Strategy Board to work alongside CTDOT to assess proposed projects and identify community needs.

Our plan is responsible and reasonable.

Under our plan, your tax dollars will be protected and not misused as they have in the past.

And neither tolls nor tax hikes will be necessary.

To read our plan, click here.

PETITION: Do You Say No to Border Tolls?

If you agree with me that a toll is a tax and we don’t need more taxes in Connecticut, please consider signing my petition to urge our state legislators and the governor to say “NO!” to border tolls.

Click here to sign the petition