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Lamont And Fasano Bicker Over Toll Plan

Ted S. Warren

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has dismissed a GOP claim that he is hiding the information about how much money would be generated by his large-truck-only highway toll proposal.

Lamont says lawmakers will soon hold a public hearing on the bill for his $19 billion, 10-year transportation plan. So there’s no reason for Senate Republican Minority Leader Len Fasano to complain that the public has been kept in the dark.

“He’ll have at least five days before that public hearing, plenty of time to digest the numbers. And quite frankly, I’m looking forward to the bill that the Republicans may propose where they take money from the rainy day fund.”

Republicans have talked about an alternative no-tolls proposal that would require more state borrowing.

Democatic legislative leaders would like to take action on Lamont’s toll plan in a special session before their regular session begins next week.