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“Tell Your Legislators! Vote for Tolls, Lose at the Polls," the billboards on interstates 84, 91 and 95 implore.
A "major production company" relocating here, a tentative time frame for a special session on tolls and a Woodstock mini-festival upstate are all possibilities, the governor said.
Mayor Mark Boughton credits a solid budget, the addition of 900 new businesses last year, and no tax increase as reasons to be cheerful; the nine-term mayor's November opponent maintains that "we need a new vision going forward.”
Under the Democrat' plan, tolls gantries would be placed roughly every six to seven miles on I-84, I-95, I-91 and Route 15.
While he expects a House vote on tolls to take place before the legislative session ends on May 9, Aresimowicz did not guarantee passage of the bill.
Proponents claim an electronic toll system could bring the state as much as $600 million per year in revenue.