The Real Story: Major Problems with Democrat Tolls Bill

February 3, 2020

A special session of Connecticut’s General Assembly, to consider Governor Lamont’s “tolls” bill was canceled this week and will be saved for the “regular” session, which gets underway on Wednesday.

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Len Fasano (R-North Haven) joins Fox61 to warn of big problems he detected in the latest version of the tolls legislation.

The bill still leaves open the possibility of extending tolls to cars and other vehicles, (besides tractor-trailer trucks) and there are major concerns about the provision that allows for toll rates to be raised at any time — without the involvement of lawmakers.

The governor is also trying to “buy votes” for the bill by expanding the state’s bond plan, which allows for more money to be borrowed to finance projects in lawmakers’ districts.