Connecticut Governor's Transportation Plan Raises New Revenue to Fund Road Projects
Christopher Keating reports on a transportation plan released by Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy this week that relies on new tolls and an increased gas tax to fund transportation projects.
"The proposal calls for an increase in the state’s gasoline tax by 7 cents per gallon, phased in over four years," reports Keating. "The tolls would be operational around the state by July 2022 or sooner, and the money would be collected by the 2023 fiscal year."
Keating reported on the plan on Tuesday, the day before the governor released the plan to the public. An article by ken Dixon provides reactions from state legislators the day after the plan went public. Here's Dixon's summary of the political context the plan will have to navigate: "While legislative Republicans balked after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Wednesday morning support for the new revenue generators, Democratic leaders including Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz conceded the issue will likely be a major debate for the upcoming legislative session."