Fasano Statement on Connecticut’s Withdrawal from Mileage Tax Pilot Program

April 11, 2017

Hartford – Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding the Department of Transportation’s announcement that the state has withdrawn from a mileage tax pilot program.

“It’s about time. The mileage tax was always a bad idea for Connecticut, and Democrats spending money on a pilot program for a new tax they swore up and down they didn’t support never made any sense. This issue could have been resolved months ago if Democrat lawmakers would have joined Republicans to vote against piloting the tax last session, but they refused. Nevertheless, I am glad to see Connecticut finally withdraw from the program and Democrats joining Republicans in claiming victory. The voices of the people of Connecticut were heard loud and clear. All those individuals who signed petitions and spoke out in protest made a big difference. A mileage tax is a burden taxpayers cannot afford.”