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Governor Lamont Applauds Final Committee Vote in Support of Transportation Bill, Urges Legislature to Take Action

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding approval of transportation funding legislation today in the General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee:

“Republicans and Democrats agree: Connecticut’s transportation system is hampering our ability to compete and grow and we must make the investments necessary now if we have any hope of changing this trajectory. Where we differ is how to get there. Republicans suggest taking out an unsustainable $11.2 billion loan on the state’s credit card, 100 percent of which we will be responsible for paying. My plan ensures that 40 percent of the revenue will be collected from people who don’t even live here. The majority of Connecticut support tolling to fund our infrastructure needs so long as those funds are remain guaranteed for use on transportation. If we want to grow jobs, grow our economy, and get our state on a path of success, we need to fix our transportation system and provide more stability in our finances. I applaud the action taken by the Finance Committee today and urge the legislature to take action. Let’s do this together, without borrowing or saddling future generations with debt, and let’s do it in a way that gives businesses large and small – and families – the confidence to know that we’re serious about fixing our state.”

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