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Speaker Aresimowicz: Connecticut Can Have Tolls By 2019

April 13, 2017 By Staff
Speaker Aresimowicz: Connecticut Can Have Tolls By 2019

House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin), an enthusiastic advocate for tolls, said on Wednesday that the state can enact tolls by 2019.

House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin) discussed tolls at a press briefing on Wednesday, saying that tolls can be installed by as early as 2019. Aresimowicz is an enthusiastic supporter of tolls in Connecticut.

Aresimowicz made the comments when asked by a reporter about the process for tolls. Reclaim Connecticut has a video of the exchange below:

Aresimowicz caused some controversy a few weeks ago when he told the Hartford Courant that tolls “are coming” and “will be all over the place.”

Since tolls have become a daily discussion in Hartford, leaders like Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury) and State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) have pushed back.

Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) has remained silent on this latest push for tolls, but the Courant noted in January that a “special panel appointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called last year for installing tolls and raising taxes in order to pay for Malloy’s proposed 30-year, $100 billion transportation program.”