A Legislative Game of Whack-a-Mole

April 6, 2018

Year after year we have beaten down proposals for toll and here we go again! Below, in the Hartford Courant, Connecticut Post, and in my conversation with Pastor Will Marotti I explain why tolls are the legislative whack-a-mole we must continue to beat down.


Sen. Toni Boucher said that tolls would amount to “one of the biggest tax increases after two of the largest tax increases in our state’s history’’ that were enacted in 2011 and 2015 by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state legislature.


CT Post

“Between Greenwich and New Haven, there would be 12 tolls,” said State Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton. “That would represent $200 a month out of someone’s income. It is a tax, not a toll.”

Redding pilot

“Nowhere in this legislation does it say, ‘Well, we’re going to take out the gas tax or we’re going to cut it in half so it won’t be such a burden on Connecticut residents,’” she said. “And by far those most affected would be those at the bottom of the economic ladder. They would be the ones required to get to work at rush hour congestion times.”


Interview with WTIC’s Pastor Will.

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