No one standing down in highway toll debate, Lamont takes new approach

From CT News Junkie.

Gov. Ned Lamont is revising his approach to transportation while “No Tolls CT,” a grassroots opposition group, is purchasing billboard space to make sure the governor’s new plan doesn’t include electronic tolls.

The billboards, which went up this week on I-91, I-84, and I-95, are supposed to remind lawmakers of Connecticut residents’ continued opposition to tolls and to encourage the public to contact their lawmakers.

“2020 is an election year,” Patrick Sasser, founder of No Tolls CT, said. “Do these politicians really want a vote for tolls hanging over their heads?”

Sasser declined to say how much the group spent on the billboards, but was certain it was far less than the construction trades and unions.

Last week, the Connecticut State Building Trades Council and officers of the Connecticut AFL-CIO sent Democratic lawmakers a letter urging them to pass legislation to implement electronic tolling as quickly as possible.

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