A pause on tolls, marijuana and more gaming

The question of raising revenue through highway tolls will almost certainly come back for deliberation sooner. The likelihood is for a special session this summer. Gov. Ned Lamont made tolls a staple of his promised fiscal reforms. There is a drumbeat of opposition from drivers who object to this new form of tax on their in-state travel, and their senators and representatives can hear it loud and clear. Neither side disputes the need for highway infrastructure improvement; the debate will continue to be about whether tolls are the way to raise funds.


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