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Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

Representing New Haven, Hamden & North Haven

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Statement from Sen. Looney on Today's GOP Press Conference on Transportation

“The Republican plan will put all transportation projects on Connecticut’s credit card rather than creating a new revenue stream through tolls to pay for these large essential projects,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney (D-New Haven). “Once Connecticut pays off these bills in 20 years the interest will end up having the state pay 150% of the construction costs. In addition, the Republican plan only pays for minor fixes and repairs and does not fund major projects the state needs like the I-84 viaduct in Hartford, the I-84 Mixmaster in Waterbury, moveable rail bridges, and other large necessary projects.”

“If your family needs a new $1,000 refrigerator you have two options. Under the GOP plan you can put it on your credit card and pay it off over decades which will end up costing you $1,500. Or you can choose the Democratic plan and pay $600 while capturing nearly $400 from people from out-of-state.”

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