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Democratic and Republican legislative leaders are voicing opposing views on the issue of bringing back tolls to Connecticut highways.  Democratic leaders say tolls are inevitable and not as unpopular with the public as critics claim. 

 

Wilton Senator Toni Boucher says there's no evidence they'll generate revenue for the state's transportation needs.  She called them just another tax on the already overburdened taxpayer.  Boucher says the toll tax would impact 70-percent more of the Connecticut public than those coming through the state.

 

All 18 Republican Senators oppose a return to tolls, exactly half the Senate.

 

Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz says he believes tolls ``are inevitable at some point'' and will come up during budget negotiations.

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