“It’s up to the General Assembly to authorize expenditures,” Markley said. “Gov. Malloy does not have legitimate authority to borrow $10 million to conduct a study the legislature did not approve…”
In July, Governor Dannel Malloy signed an executive order directing state agencies to study the possibility of having the tolls installed on major Connecticut highways.
Malloy has previously said the study would be “invaluable” to the next governor and General Assembly to help generate funds for the state’s Special Transportation Fund.
On July 25, the State Bond Commission voted to approve the study on electronic tolling.