After the legislature fails to agree on a vote, Gov. Ned Lamont says he's giving up on toll-for-trucks this year


By Christopher Keating
FEB 19, 2020

Facing opposition from voters and fellow Democrats, a frustrated Gov. Ned Lamont slammed the brakes Wednesday on his plan for trucks-only highway tolls after the state legislature again failed to schedule a vote on the controversial proposal.

“I think it’s time to take a pause,” Lamont told reporters in his Capitol office during a short-notice news conference Wednesday afternoon where he said he would now use state borrowing to pay for his 10-year, $19.1 billion transportation improvement plan. “If these guys aren’t willing to vote and step up, I’m going to solve this problem. Right now, we’re going to go back to the way we’ve done it for years in this state when we kept kicking the can down the road."

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