Connecticut State House Of Representatives
This proposal would allow tolls to be placed anywhere on Connecticut highways, not just along the state’s borders.
Better car mileage has led to a reduction in the amount of money collected from the state’s gas tax, prompting lawmakers to search for a new funding source to pay for much-needed highway and bridge repairs.
Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, a member of the Transportation Committee, believes one way to kick it off is for lawmakers to shut the door on funding pet projects in their districts.
Republican legislators are proposing a 30-year, $37.4 billion plan to pay for a proposed overhaul of Connecticut’s transportation system without resurrecting tolls.
State Rep. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, is pushing for a law that would allow all first responders to carry naloxone — commonly known as Narcan — a drug that reverses the results of an accidental heroin overdose.
While Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hasn’t said whether he’d seek re-election this year, his State of the State address Thursday seemed to pave the way for another run.