NEWTOWN — Newtown has passed a resolution opposing tolls in the state. According to the group No Tolls CT, Newtown has become the 28th town in the state to pass a resolution on opposing tolls.
The proposed resolution on opposing tolls was on the Legislative Council’s agenda for their Wednesday evening meeting.
State Representative Mitch Bolinsky said in a Facebook comment that the Legislative Council and Board of Selectmen sent a ‘clear, yet respectful message to Hartford’.
The proposed tolls were part of a wider plan to fund projects in the state. Governor Ned Lamont’s CT2030 is a transportation plan focused on improving four key areas across the state: highways, mass transit, airports, and ports.
According to Lamont, the tolls would provide residents and business funding for the project without increasing taxes and almost 50% of the revenue would be generated by out-of-state vehicles.
While the regular legislative session won’t get underway until February 5th, Governor Lamont is expecting a special session sometime soon to deal with highway tolls.