CT residents weigh in on electronic highway tolls forum

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(WTNH) – A meeting was held in Milford on Saturday for both residents and lawmakers to weigh in on a proposal to implement electronic highway tolls in Connecticut.

Lawmakers have been discussing putting electronic tolls on our highway as a source of revenue, amid a number of financial issues.

Several of those lawmakers were at the meeting today at the Milford City Hall to talk about all of this.

However, many of the people who showed up said they don’t want them. 

“We need to find a way to have the users of our roads pay for them, but the impact on the locals and Connecticut is just too much for us to handle,” said Adrienne D’Eramo of Milford.

“They want to put in tolls because we need money but they’ve mismanaged money they’ve had for years,” said Vinnie Porzio of Derby.

“I think Connecticut is taxed heavily already and for those of us who don’t work locally it’s just another added expense,” said Starr Visconti of Milford. “It takes money out of our kids and you know everyone is working and we don’t need an added expense here in connecticut.”

State lawmakers are expected to vote next week on a proposal that could bring tolls back to the state. 

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