Connecticut Lawmaker floats elimination of municipal aid for towns that oppose tolls

Rep. Jason Rojas took a bold tactic Sunday in defense of a proposed plan to return tolls to state highways: cutting local aid to any communities that oppose it.

In a tweet posted over the weekend, Rojas, D-East Hartford, wrote: “Here’s an idea. Every town that passes an anti-toll resolution gets their Town Aid Road, LOCIP and any other state aid for infrastructure eliminated. Cool?”

The acronym LoCIP refers to the Local Capital Improvement Program, which assists towns with many municipal projects.