PRESS RELEASE from No Tolls CT
MEDIA CONTACT: Patrick Sasser
Gov. Lamont’s Toll Reversal an Affront to Voters
No Tolls CT to Hold Toll Protest at Stamford Government Center on February 23. (noon to 1:30pm) Tolls will hurt businesses and residents.
STAMFORD (February 16, 2019) – Today, Governor Ned Lamont issued an op/ed in which he said he will present an option for tolling all vehicles on Connecticut’s highways, a complete reversal from his campaign promise to toll only trucks.
“No Tolls CT doesn’t support tolling anyone,” said Patrick Sasser, head of the grassroots organization No Tolls CT, “but this is a stunning affront to the voters of this state. Lamont said numerous times that he would only support tolls on trucks and now that campaign promise looks like it will be broken.”
The governor wrote the truck-only tolls plan faces legal challenges in Rhode Island. The governor – and the people of Connecticut – knew this, but he still chose to repeatedly tell voters he would not tax Connecticut residents who simply have to drive to work in the morning.
“Gov. Lamont was elected to change Connecticut for the better, not to push working families to the brink of poverty with another tax and drive out businesses,” Sasser said. “Instead of listening to the working people of Connecticut, Lamont is listening to the entrenched politicians of Hartford who simply want to take more money out of the pocket of average people.”
“Rather than looking for ways to cut costs or focus on specific projects, the governor is instead opting to institute a massive tax increase on the people of Connecticut,” Sasser said.
No Tolls CT is holding its first of many protest on February 23 in Stamford in front of the Stamford Government Center at 888 Washington Blvd from 12:00 P.M. until 1:30 P.M.
The rally will feature speakers – elected officials, business owners and average citizens – who will tell the media and the governor just how damaging tolls on Connecticut’s highways will be.
“I encourage everyone who can to come out and join us at this protest in Stamford on Saturday,” Sasser said. “Enough is enough. We need to tell the politicians in Connecticut government that we can’t afford tolls.”
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