Gov. Lamont pitches toll plan in Waterbury

New Haven

Governor lamont is continuing his push around the state to get his tolls proposal passed.

Lamont joined elected officials, school administrators, union and business leaders at the Wendell Cross Elementary School in Waterbury.

Related: Connecticut Republicans share transportation investment plan

The group called for tolls to pay for highways, trains and public transportation projects.

The governor criticized the republicans plan to pay for transportation infrastructure through prioritized bonding, saying it would take away money that can be used to build or renovate schools like the one they are visiting.

Republicans updated their plan on Thursday, which calls for no tolls saying the state’s infrastructure needs to be fixed now, and not to wait several years for toll money to come in.

The Governor says he thinks the legislature is pretty close to having a deal put together and in the coming days we may finally be able to read that plan. 

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