Tolls on all vehicles would raise an estimated $800 million a year. Supporters said the state would need to raise the gasoline tax by 53 cents a gallon in order to raise $800 million.
One of the most visible opponents of tolls Wednesday was Hilary A. Gunn, a registered Republican who stood near the entrance of the hearing room with a handmade, black-and-white “No Tolls” sign and a yellow hat she knitted that said “No Tolls” in red capital letters. Gunn, 29, is a longtime neighbor of Lamont who lives within walking distance of his Greenwich mansion and attended school with one of his children.
“I believe tolls is another tax,” Gunn said.