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Stop the New TCI Tax
Governor Lamont has signed Connecticut up for the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI), a program designed specifically to increase the cost of driving for most residents and businesses. 

TCI drives up the cost of gasoline and diesel fuel so that people buy less. It was supposed to be an agreement between 12 states and Washington, D.C. But TCI became so extreme that most of the states—including New York, New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont refused to join. That means the long-haul trucks on Connecticut’s highways will be able to avoid TCI taxes by fueling up before they enter—while everyone who lives and works here must pay more. 
 
Governor Lamont estimates TCI will cost Connecticut drivers about $1 billion over 10 years. What’s worse, instead of using that money to fix our roads and bridges, the TCI deal requires more than a third of the money to go toward other projects. 
 
At the same time, with our largest neighbors deciding not to join, TCI will have no measurable effect on global temperatures. In fact, even TCI’s proponents acknowledge that emissions from cars and trucks will drop 19 percent over the next decade even without TCI taxes. 
 
The good news: our senators and representatives in the General Assembly still need to sign off on TCI. Let them know: Connecticut drivers said NO to tolls, and we say NO to TCI, too.
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