Republicans pitch borrowing plan as a tolling Option

Connecticut Republicans are ditching their transportation funding proposal, they say negates the demand for electronic tolls.

Senate Republican leader Len Fasano and House Republican leader Themis Klarides (THEHM’-his KLEHR’-ih-dehs) spent 2 weeks Friday before the General Assembly’s Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee, asserting that the Prioritize Progress notion would result in an instantaneous investment in transport improvements.

The plan reassigns borrowing for jobs.

Much of Friday’s debate focused on tolls. Fasano emphasized an email he got that shows Connecticut won’t be allowed to use toll revenue.

Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont’s office states it”is not new news” and that”tolls must be used in regions in which they are gathered” But the administration contends tolling revenue will free up other revenue for railroad investments.