UPDATE with Daily Campus opinion: It is time for Connecticut’s politicians to consider other ways to raise revenue in this state. Citizens cannot afford to see their taxes increased once again. Tolls are a good solution, but they cannot be the only solution. Hopefully, over the next few months, state politicians will step up to the plate, tighten their fiscal belts and make the tough but necessary choices that will bring this state into a brighter future.
It’s time to bring back highway tolls at Connecticut’s borders, says Rep. Anthony Guerrera, D-29 (Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield), who chairs the Legislature’s Transportation Committee.
In a recent published statement, Rep. Guerrera says, “You put up border tolls for $5 a trip, you’re talking $600 million a year in revenue. That’s $18 billion over 30 years. You can’t argue with that.”