Letter: Enough is enough on taxes [New Haven Register]

May 25, 2021

Letter to the editor from Sen. Cicarella and Rep. Vincent Candelora, Rep. Craig Fishbein and Rep. Dave Yaccarino as it appeared in the New Haven Register.

The governor and legislative Democrats have a plan that would increase the price of gas and another that would result in you paying more for everyday services and goods such as groceries. With help from dozens of residents, we sent them a very public message in Wallingford last week: Enough is enough.

We’re writing to thank those who joined us at our local rally against their new Transportation and Climate Initiative gas tax as well as their proposal to install a mileage-based tax on heavy trucks. These plans under consideration right now come at the worst possible time — as our state embarks on what could be a long and fragile economic recovery.

Make no mistake, these are regressive proposals. The people who can least afford them will be hurt most. It’ll cost more to drive to work, to get the kids to school and practice, or to get mom and dad to a medical appointment. Simply putting food on the table will cost more, too.
These controversial proposals will be decided between now and June 9, when the legislative session ends. We hope you’ll continue to speak out, to tell those who control the agenda at the Capitol that Connecticut is an expensive-enough place to live already. Visit stopthegastaxct.com to sign our petition and learn about future rallies.
Sen. Paul Cicarella; Rep. Vincent Candelora, House Minority Leader; Rep. Craig Fishbein; Rep. David Yaccarino