Nearly 25 top officials in the Connecticut State Building Trades Council and the state AFL-CIO asked the state House of Representatives and Senate to approve the tolls as soon as possible. The construction of tolls would be a major job-creator, and the union leaders said that the construction industry has not fully recovered from the jobs that were lost during the Great Recession of 2008-09 that accelerated with the collapse of the Lehman Brothers investment bank on Wall Street. Gov. Ned Lamont strongly supports tolls, and his administration has estimated that the tolls would generate about $800 million per year – depending on the number of overhead gantries and the pricing of the tolls. As estimated 40 percent of the money would be paid by out-of-state drivers.