Lamont meeting with lawmakers on electronic tolling plan

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont is meeting privately with Connecticut legislative leaders to discuss possibly voting in special session on transportation funding legislation that could include electronic tolls.

About a dozen toll opponents on Wednesday shouted “no tolls” as the Democratic governor and Democratic and Republican leaders walked past them to a state Capitol conference room.

Lamont and his staff are presenting an overview of Connecticut’s transportation needs. Several options are included in a written presentation provided to reporters. Two include congestion on highways. A third suggests tolling only bridges, but is labeled “not an adequate solution.”

The presentation also suggests a reduction in the personal income tax for middle class taxpayers could be part of the package.

Lawmakers adjourned the regular legislative session on June 5 without passing a tolling bill.

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