‘Tolls monster’ widening divide between Lamont, GOP

While administration officials urged compromise, Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, said any long-term funding plan that includes the “toll monster” is a non-starter for his caucus. But analysts say Connecticut has invested too lightly in transportation for decades, and the $750 million to $800 million in state bonding it issues annually needs to grow. Lamont has proposed installing electronic tolls, which would boost transportation fund revenues by nearly 40 percent by 2023 or 2024 — and give Connecticut the revenues to support a more aggressive bonding program.


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