Sen. Kelly rips Gov. Lamont for pre-Christmas gas tax hike

December 21, 2020


December 21, 2020

“Merry Christmas, Connecticut!”

Senate Republican Leader-elect Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) released the following statement in response to Governor Ned Lamont signing on to a regional program called the Transportation and Climate Initiative which will increase the gas tax by 17 cents per gallon.

“Merry Christmas, Connecticut! On the Monday before Christmas, Gov. Lamont has given a lump of coal to middle class families. This tax hike will burden middle class families’ budgets at the absolute worst possible time without improving our aging transportation infrastructure. His holiday gift to Connecticut families is new and higher taxes.”