Redding state Senator Will Haskell has been named the Senate Chairman of the Transportation Committee. He says it's time for Connecticut to invest in green infrastructure, create good-paying jobs and help people get where they need to go. Haskell notes that Connecticut laws do not allow electric vehicle manufacturers like Tesla to sell their cars directly to consumers because the state requires car manufacturers to sell through car dealerships. He says that restricts choice and sends many potential electric-vehicle buyers into other states to make the purchase. He has introduced a bill to amend state statutes to allow electric vehicle manufacturers with sustainable business models and electric-only production to sell their cars in Connecticut.