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Lamont plans to meet with leaders about electronic tolls

June 15, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to meet privately in the coming days with Connecticut legislative leaders to discuss a possible special session on transportation funding, most notably electronic tolls.

The Democrat has made it clear he’s not giving up tolls, but acknowledged he’s open to making changes to the proposal that was being crafted during the regular legislative session, which ended June 5. He recently suggested to News 12 Connecticut that tolls might be ramped up over a period of time, or “maybe we do tolls not everywhere but somewhere.”

While some Democratic legislators, who control the General Assembly, say they’re open to changes, Republicans say they’re still opposed to the concept.

Lamont has called for no more than 50 tolling gantries on Interstates 84, 91, 95 and Route 15.

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