Connecticut Editorial: Audit the Special Transportation Fund, don’t resort to tolls

Leaders in Hartford are missing the mark when it comes to tolling. They always seek to find alternate revenue sources through taxes or fees before first examining priorities, spending habits and internal financial controls.

The advocates for tolling are the same people who believe they are entitled to put in for mileage reimbursement when they aren’t even driving their car to the Capitol. They also think their mileage should be used to pad their pension. You wouldn’t let some of these people manage your household budget, and it is horrifying that they make decisions with billions of dollars of your money.

While the Republican minority is fighting the good fight, they need help from us, the people. Before the taxers and the takers institute tolls, the taxpayers of Connecticut have every right to know how current transportation dollars are being spent and, in fact, wasted.